Seminal leaf
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]


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