Seminal receptacle
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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  • seminal receptacle — Diverticulum of oviduct or external pouch (some pygocephalomorph eocarids, isopod peracarids, and decapods) for storing spermatozoa delivered by male. (Syn. receptaculum seminalis) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Diverticulum of oviduct or external… …   Crustacea glossary

  • seminal receptacle — Diverticulum of oviduct or pouch external to the oviduct for storing spermatozoa delivered by the male; receptaculum seminalis; see spermatheca, bursa copulatrix, copulatory pouch, copulatory sac, seminal bursa, spermatheca …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • seminal receptacle — the blind sac between the anus and excretory pore behind whose opening is a ridge of skin with the shape of an anteriorly opened triangle followed by a tongue shaped posteriorly directed appendage, the caudal pad …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • seminal receptacle — noun : spermatheca see echinococcus illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seminal papilla — (Subclass Branchiura): In female reproductive system, one of two papilla like elevations flanking gonopore (vagina). Each seminal papilla is connected via duct to separate seminal receptacle. Fertilizes egg emerging from oviduct [Stachowitsch,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • réceptacle — [ resɛptakl ] n. m. • 1314; lat. receptaculum, de receptare, fréquent. de recipere « recevoir » 1 ♦ Lieu, emplacement, contenant qui reçoit son contenu de diverses provenances. La mer, réceptacle des eaux fluviales. Nos immenses bibliothèques, «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Réceptacle séminal — Spermathèque La spermathèque, ou réceptacle séminal, est un organe féminin de stockage des spermatozoïdes de certains insectes, mollusques et autres invertébrés, comme les araignées. Cet organe permet à la femelle de contrôler l utilisation des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • reproductive system, animal — Introduction       any of the organ systems by which animals reproduce.       The role of reproduction is to provide for the continued existence of a species; it is the process by which living organisms duplicate themselves. Animals compete with… …   Universalium

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