Definitions for: Semen


[n] the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract



Webster (1913) Definition: Se"men, n.; pl. Semina. [L., from the root of serere,
satum, to sow. See Sow to scatter seed.]
1. (Bot.) The seed of plants.

2. (Physiol.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals;
sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by
the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids
to which it owes its generative power.

Semen contra, or Semen cin[ae] or cyn[ae], a strong
aromatic, bitter drug, imported from Aleppo and Barbary,
said to consist of the leaves, peduncles, and unexpanded
flowers of various species of Artemisia; wormseed.

Synonyms: cum, ejaculate, seed, seminal fluid

See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, milt, sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon

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