semen

semen

[see-muhn]
noun
the viscid, whitish fluid produced in the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sēmen seed; akin to serere to sow1

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semen (ˈsiːmɛn)
 
n
1.  the thick whitish fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated from the male genital tract
2.  another name for sperm
 
[C14: from Latin: seed]

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semen
late 14c., from L. semen "seed," from PIE *si-so-, reduplication of base *se- "to sow" (cf. L. serere "to sow," O.Prus. semen "seed," O.C.S. seme, O.H.G. samo; see sow (v.)).
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semen se·men (sē'mən)
n.
A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.

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semen   (sē'mən)  Pronunciation Key 
A thick, whitish fluid that is produced during ejaculation by male mammals and carries sperm cells.
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semen [(see-muhn)]

The sticky white fluid produced in the male reproductive system that carries sperm.

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