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seed

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noun \ˈsēd\

Medical Definition of seed

plural seed or seeds

  1. 1a:  the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant; broadly :  a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit)b:  a propagative animal structure::  milt, semen:  a small egg (as of an insect):  a developmental form of a lower animal—see seed tick

  2. 2:  a small usually glass and gold or platinum capsule used as a container for a radioactive substance (as radium or radon) to be applied usually interstitially in the treatment of cancer <implantation of radon seeds for bladder cancer>




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seed

intransitive verb

Medical Definition of seed

  1. :  to bear or shed seed

  2. transitive verb

  3. 1:  to furnish with something that causes or stimulates growth or development

  4. 2:  inoculate

  5. 3:  to supply with nuclei (as of crystallization or condensation)




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seed

adjective

Medical Definition of seed

  1. 1:  selected or used to produce a new crop or stock <seed virus>

  2. 2:  left or saved for breeding <a seed population>





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