1. [NA] The penile ejaculate; a thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid containing spermatozoa; a mixture produced by secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands. SYN: seminal fluid. 2. SYN: seed (1). [L. s. (semin-), seed (of plants, men, animals)]

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se·men 'sē-mən n a viscid whitish fluid of the male reproductive tract consisting of spermatozoa suspended in secretions of accessory glands (as of the prostate and Cowper's glands)

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the fluid ejaculated from the penis at sexual climax. Each ejaculate may contain 300-500 million spermatozoa suspended in a fluid secreted by the prostate gland and seminal vesicle with a small contribution from Cowper's glands. It contains fructose, which provides the spermatozoa with energy, and prostaglandin, which affect the muscles of the uterus and may therefore assist transport of the spermatozoa.
seminal adj.

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se·men (seґmən) gen. semґinis [L. “seed”] 1. the thick, whitish secretion of the reproductive organs in the male, consisting of spermatozoa in their nutrient plasma; secretions from the prostate, seminal vesicles, and various other glands; epithelial cells; and minor constituents. Called also seminal fluid and sperm. 2. seed (def. 1).

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