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seminiferous

[ sem-uh-nif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌsɛm əˈnɪf ər əs /
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adjective
Anatomy. conveying or containing semen.
Botany. bearing or producing seed.
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Origin of seminiferous

1685–95; <Latin sēmin- (stem of sēmen) seed, semen + -i- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for seminiferous

seminiferous
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈnɪfərəs) /

adjective
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

seminiferous
[ sĕm′ə-nĭfər-əs ]

adj.
Conveying, containing, or producing semen.
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