Search Result for "seminal":
1. pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen;
- Example: "seminal fluid"
2. containing seeds of later development;
- Example: "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
[syn: germinal, originative, seminal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. (Zool.) Same as Spermatheca. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seminal \Sem"i*nal\, n. A seed. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
seminal adj 1: pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen; "seminal fluid" 2: containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another" [syn: germinal, originative, seminal]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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