[ sem-uh-nl ]
/ ˈsɛm ə nl /
pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
Botany. of or relating to seed.
having possibilities of future development.
highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas.
Origin of seminal
Related formssem·i·nal·i·ty, nounsem·i·nal·ly, adverbin·ter·sem·i·nal, adjectivepre·sem·i·nal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for seminally
Seminally, that is, whatsoever subsequently came into being was in Him.
British Dictionary definitions for seminally
/ (ˈsɛmɪnəl) /
potentially capable of development
highly original, influential, and important
rudimentary or unformed
of or relating to semenseminal fluid
biology of or relating to seed
Derived Formsseminality, nounseminally, adverb
Word Origin for seminal
C14: from Late Latin sēminālis belonging to seed, from Latin sēmen seed
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Medicine definitions for seminally
[ sĕm′ə-nəl ]
Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.
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