Semen cynae

Semen cynae
Semen Se"men (s[=e]"m[e^]n), n.; pl. {Semina} (s[e^]m"[i^]*n[.a]). [L., from the root of serere, satum, to sow. See {Sow} to scatter seed.] 1. (Bot.) The seed of plants. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Semen contra}, or {Semen cin[ae]} or {Semen cyn[ae]}, 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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