seminiferous

[ sem-uh-nif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌsɛm əˈnɪf ər əs /
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adjective

Anatomy. conveying or containing semen.
Botany. bearing or producing seed.

Nearby words

  1. seminally,
  2. seminar,
  3. seminarian,
  4. seminary,
  5. semination,
  6. seminiferous epithelium,
  7. seminiferous tubule,
  8. seminiferous tubule dysgenesis,
  9. seminivorous,
  10. seminole

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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Medicine definitions for seminiferous

seminiferous

[ sĕm′ə-nĭfər-əs ]

adj.

Conveying, containing, or producing semen.

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