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seminal

[sem-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
2.
Botany. of or pertaining to seed.
3.
having possibilities of future development.
4.
highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sēminālis, equivalent to sēmin- (stem of sēmen) seed, semen + -ālis -al1

seminality, noun
seminally, adverb
interseminal, adjective
preseminal, adjective


4. germinal, primary, formative, innovative.
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seminal (ˈsɛmɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  potentially capable of development
2.  highly original, influential, and important
3.  rudimentary or unformed
4.  of or relating to semen: seminal fluid
5.  biology of or relating to seed
 
[C14: from Late Latin sēminālis belonging to seed, from Latin sēmen seed]
 
semi'nality
 
n
 
'seminally
 
adv

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seminal
late 14c., "of seed or semen," from O.Fr. seminal (14c.), from L. seminalis, from semen (gen. seminis) "seed" (see semen). Fig. sense of "full of possibilities" is attested from 1630s.
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seminal sem·i·nal (sěm'ə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.

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