[ sem-uh-nif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌsɛm əˈnɪf ər əs /
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Anatomy. conveying or containing semen.
Botany. bearing or producing seed.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Words nearby seminiferous
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Example sentences from the Web for seminiferous
Its tubules unite with the seminiferous tubules, and also form the epididymis.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for seminiferous
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈnɪfərəs) /
containing, conveying, or producing sementhe seminiferous tubules of the testes
(of plants) bearing or producing seeds
Word Origin for seminiferous
C17: from Latin sēmin-, sēmen seed + connecting vowel + -ferous
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Medical definitions for seminiferous
[ sĕm′ə-nĭf′ər-əs ]
Conveying, containing, or producing semen.
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