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semen

[ see-muhn ]
/ ˈsi mən /
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noun

the viscid, whitish fluid produced in the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa.

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Origin of semen

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin sēmen seed; akin to serere to sow1
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British Dictionary definitions for semen

semen
/ (ˈsiːmɛn) /

noun

the thick whitish fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated from the male genital tract
another name for sperm 1

Word Origin for semen

C14: from Latin: seed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for semen

semen
[ sēmən ]

n.

A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.
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Scientific definitions for semen

semen
[ sēmən ]

A thick, whitish fluid that is produced during ejaculation by male mammals and carries sperm cells.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for semen

semen
[ (see-muhn) ]

The sticky white fluid produced in the male reproductive system that carries sperm.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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