semen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n semen the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over the course of his lifetime, the average man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen, containing about a half trillion sperm.
    • Semen (Bot) The seed of plants.
    • Semen (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sperm banks keep their donor semen at approximately -321 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, it could be kept indefinitely.
    • n semen In botany, the seed of plants, or the matured ovule.
    • n semen A thick whitish fluid of a peculiar odor, the combined product of the testes and accessory generative glands, containing spermatozoa as its essential constituent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Semen sē′men the impregnating fluid of male animals, usually whitish, viscid, containing innumerable spermatozoa.
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Quotations

  • Shirley Williams
    Shirley Williams
    “No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from the root of serere, satum, to sow. See Sow to scatter seed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

It is no longer a question of the formation of semen in the male, of the function of menstruation in the female.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Smell of Semen in this Connection.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Artificial Injection of Semen.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Among the lyric poets two Kozaks, Cyril Danilof and Semen Klimofsky, are named with some distinction.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
Just as water fertilized the earth, so the semen fertilized the female.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Semen: the fluid secreted in the testes, containing the spermatozoa.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
It is this gland at the end that draws the semen forward.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Assure them if the loss of the semen happens but twice a week, it will not injure them.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Semen is secreted sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, and very frequently under the influence of the will.
"Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects" by Henry Newell Guernsey
Mouth of the Uterus, through which the semen has to go to meet the ovum.
"The Sex Side of Life" by Mary Dennett
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In poetry:

O, I see life is not short, but immeasurably long;
I henceforth tread the world, chaste, temperate, an early riser, a
steady grower,
Every hour the semen of centuries—and still of centuries.
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Sexed semen has only been on the market for a handful of years, but has already become a familiar, although not necessarily widespread, tool in the dairy industry.
Real Housewives' Sonja Morgan Confuses Snake Venom for Semen .
A man had appealed his conviction for depositing his semen in a female co-worker's water bottle.
A Captain's Guide to his Semen .
Gaithersburg man accused of squirting semen from bottle on women.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may damage semen quality in sons.
Observations on the bull semen episode.
Because female calves are much more valuable than male calves in a dairy enterprise, the use of sexed semen is attractive.
Semen Quality's Impact on Farrowing Rate.
A Video on the Flavor of Semen from Dr Laura Berman.
Laura Berman explains how a man's diet can affect the flavor of his semen .
In this video, Dr Laura Berman explains how a man's diet can affect the flavor of his semen .
Fabiola Beracasa Shows Off Semen Necklace, Pink Dress at Met.
A local semen bank for dogs is accused of sending the wrong seed.
Allegations of Spoiled Dog Semen Win Lawsuit of the Year.
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In science:

Human sperm flagella in cervical mucus have a higher beat frequency, smaller amplitude, and shorter wavelength than when in semen [247].
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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