Semen

Se"men

(s"mn), n.;
pl. Semina (sm"*n).
[L., from the root of serere, satum, to sow. See Sow to scatter seed.] 1. (Bot.) The seed of plants.
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2. (Physiol.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.
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Semen contra, or Semen cin or Semen cyn, a strong aromatic, bitter drug, imported from Aleppo and Barbary, said to consist of the leaves, peduncles, and unexpanded flowers of various species of Artemisia; wormseed.
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