- the viscid, whitish fluid produced in the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa.
Origin of semen
Related Words for semenegg, grain, nut, berry, corn, kernel, concept, rudiment, impression, inkling, ovum, germ, cell, start, suspicion, bud, image, core, nucleus, spark
Examples from the Web for semen
Contemporary Examples of semen
Tina Kold Jensen, et al. “Caffeine Intake and Semen Quality in a Population of 2,554 Young Danish Men.”
John Meeker, et al. “Semen Quality and Sperm DNA Damage in Relation to Urinary Bisphenol A Among Men From an Infertility Clinic.”
Historical Examples of semen
Murazov looked at Khlobuev, and added: "Semen Semenovitch, you are deceiving both yourself and me."Dead Souls
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Semen is secreted sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, and very frequently under the influence of the will.Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects
Henry Newell Guernsey
Responderunt: Semen Abrahae sumus et nemini servimus unquam.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal
Semen est sanguis Christianorum—The blood of us Christians is seed.
Responderunt: "Semen Abrahæ sumus, et nemini servimus unquam."Pascal's Penses
- the thick whitish fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated from the male genital tract
- another name for sperm 1
Word Origin for semen
late 14c., from Latin semen "seed of plants, animals, or men; race, inborn characteristic; posterity, progeny, offspring," figuratively "origin, essence, principle, cause," from PIE *si-so-, reduplication of root *se- (1) "to sow" (cf. Latin serere "to sow," Old Prussian semen "seed," Lithuanian semens "seed of flax," Old Church Slavonic seme, Old High German samo "seed," German Same; see sow (v.)).
- A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.
- A thick, whitish fluid that is produced during ejaculation by male mammals and carries sperm cells.