seminal


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sem·i·nal

 (sĕm′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.
2. Of, relating to, or having the power to originate; creative.
3. Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development: a seminal idea in the creation of a new theory.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sēminālis, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen.]

sem′i·nal·ly adv.

seminal

(ˈsɛmɪnəl)
adj
1. potentially capable of development
2. highly original, influential, and important
3. rudimentary or unformed
4. (Zoology) of or relating to semen: seminal fluid.
5. (Biology) biology of or relating to seed
[C14: from Late Latin sēminālis belonging to seed, from Latin sēmen seed]
ˌsemiˈnality n
ˈseminally adv

sem•i•nal

(ˈsɛm ə nl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
2. highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas.
[1350–1400; < Latin sēminālis, derivative of sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen]
sem′i•nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seminal - pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen; "seminal fluid"
2.seminal - containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

seminal

adjective influential, important, ground-breaking, original, creative, productive, innovative, imaginative, formative Those beautiful tracks appear on this seminal album.
Translations
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seminal

[ˈsemɪnl] ADJ
1. (Physiol) [fluid, liquid] → seminal
2. (fig) [idea, work, event, study] → seminal

seminal

[ˈsɛmɪnəl] adj
(= influential) [work, book, author] → phare
a seminal work → une œuvre phare, une œuvre-phare
a seminal film → un film phare, un film-phare
(BIOLOGY) [vesicle, fluid] → séminal(e)

seminal

adj
seminal fluidSamenflüssigkeit f
(= embryonic)keimhaft (geh); to be present in a seminal stateim Keim vorhanden sein
(form: = influential) book, author, texteinflussreich; ideasertragreich; eventgrundlegend; of seminal importancevon herausragender Bedeutung

seminal

[ˈsɛmɪnl] adj (fig) (book, film) → che ha fatto scuola

sem·i·nal

a. seminal, rel. a una semilla o que consiste de una semilla.

seminal

adj seminal
References in classic literature ?
Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behoves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels.
The artist himself was at that time busy upon two great designs; the first, to sow land with chaff, wherein he affirmed the true seminal virtue to be contained, as he demonstrated by several experiments, which I was not skilful enough to comprehend.
It seems now pretty well established tha plants propagated by buds all partake of a common duratio of life; and it is familiar to every one, what singular an numerous peculiarities are transmitted with certainty, b buds, layers, and grafts, which by seminal propagation neve or only casually reappear
Nearly a century ago, one of those rare minds to whom it is given to discern future greatness in its seminal principles, upon contemplating the situation of this continent, pronounced, in a vein of poetic inspiration, "Westward the star of empire takes its way." Let us unite in ardent supplication to the Founder of nations and the Builder of worlds, that what then was prophecy may continue unfolding into history--that the dearest hopes of the human race may not be extinguished in disappointment, and that the last may prove the noblest empire of time.
Extrapleural SFTs are more common in the upper respiratory tract, orbit, and limbs; their occurrence in the seminal vesicle is extremely rare.
Human seminal plasma is considered as an important source to study male infertility for a long period of time.
Small cysts in the seminal vesicles, less than 5 cm in size, are usually asymptomatic and often detected incidentally (4,5,6,7).
To the Editor: The primary seminal vesicle tumors are rare in clinical practice,[1] and the benign primary tumors are rarer.
Indeed, the adverse effects of MTX on seminal vesicle and testicular functional proteins, especially tyrosine phosphorylated and steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) proteins, have never been documented.
In addition, the liquefaction time for the seminal fluid rose steadily, though a transient stabilisation was observed between the ages of 40 and 49 years.
In fact, seminal plasma contains small amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as hydroxyl radicals (HO), superoxide anions ([O.sub.2]-), and hydrogen peroxides ([H.sub.2][O.sub.2]), which are constantly generated by spermatozoa in response to both external and internal stimuli [4].