semen

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se·men

noun \ˈsē-mən\

: the sticky, whitish liquid containing sperm that is produced by a male's sex organs

Full Definition of SEMEN

:  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)

Origin of SEMEN

Middle English, from Latin, seed, semen; akin to Old High German sāmo seed, Latin serere to sow — more at sow
First Known Use: 14th century

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se·men

noun \ˈsē-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEMEN

: 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)

semen

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Whitish viscous fluid emitted from the male reproductive tract that contains sperm and liquids (seminal plasma) that help keep them viable. Sperm cells, produced by the testes in humans, represent 2–5% of semen volume; fluids from tubules, glands, and storage areas of the reproductive system bathe them as they travel down, nourishing them, keeping them motile, or participating in certain chemical reactions. During ejaculation, liquids from the prostate gland and seminal vesicles dilute the sperm and provide a suitable, slightly alkaline environment. An average ejaculation of a human male expels 0.1–0.3 cu inches (2–5 ml), containing 200–300 million sperm.

Variants of SEMEN

semen or seminal fluid

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