Seminal Sem"i*nal, a. [L. seminalis, fr. semen, seminis, seed, akin to serere to sow: cf. F. seminal. See {Sow} to scatter seed.] 1. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid. [1913 Webster]

2. Contained in seed. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: Holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; serving as a source, or first principle; giving rise to related ideas or results; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue; a seminal discovery. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The idea of God is, beyond all question or comparison, the one great seminal principle. --Hare. [1913 Webster]

{Seminal leaf} (Bot.), a seed leaf, or cotyleden.

{Seminal receptacle}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Spermatheca}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • séminal — séminal, ale, aux [ seminal, o ] adj. • 1372; lat. seminalis ♦ Didact. Relatif au sperme, aux spermatozoïdes. Vésicules séminales. ● séminal, séminale, séminaux adjectif (latin seminalis) Relatif à la semence, à la graine des végétaux. Relatif au …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • seminal — SEMINÁL, Ă, seminali, e, adj. (anat.) De spermă, care se referă la spermă, care aparţine spermei. ♦ (bot.) Care se referă la sămânţa plantelor. – Din fr. séminal, lat. seminalis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SEMINÁL adj.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Seminal — puede referirse a: lo relativo a la semilla: Rudimento seminal; Cubierta seminal; lo relativo al semen: Vesícula seminal; Conducto seminal; Plasma seminal; Fecundo; Obra seminal, obra literaria u obra artística que produce desarrollos posteriores …   Wikipedia Español

  • seminal — [sem′ə nəl] adj. [ME < MFr < L seminalis < semen (gen. seminis), a SEED] 1. of or containing seed or semen 2. of reproduction [seminal power] 3. like seed in being a source or a first stage in development; germinal; originative [a… …   English World dictionary

  • seminal — adjetivo 1. Del semen: líquido seminal. vesícula seminal. 2. De la semilla: patologías seminales …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • séminal — séminal, ale (sé mi nal, na l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport à la semence. Vésicules séminales. Pertes séminales. •   Ce que la liqueur séminale est à l oeuf, la poussière des étamines l est à la graine, BONNET Consid. corps org.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • seminal — adj. fisiol. Relativo o perteneciente al semen. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • seminal — late 14c., of seed or semen, from O.Fr. seminal (14c.), from L. seminalis, from semen (gen. seminis) seed (see SEMEN (Cf. semen)). Fig. sense of full of possibilities is attested from 1630s …   Etymology dictionary

  • seminal — (Del lat. seminālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al semen de los animales masculinos. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la semilla. 3. fecundo (ǁ fértil). ☛ V. vesícula seminal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Seminal — Sem i*nal, n. A seed. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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