semen

noun
se·​men | \ ˈsē-mən How to pronounce semen (audio) \

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)

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Instead, in a longitudinal survey of 662 men who provided semen samples between 2000 and 2017, those who reported ever using cannabis had significantly higher sperm count than those who had never smoked. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Does Cannabis Actually Affect Sex?," 25 Mar. 2019 CBS San Francisco reports that two pieces of evidence were reportedly recovered from the scene — a DNA sample, which was found in the form of semen near the body, and a palm print that was found on one of the candles. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Cold case church murder suspect kills self as police serve warrant," 29 June 2018 Clinton continued to deny it publicly, but independent counsel Ken Starr’s prosecutors amassed evidence including Lewinsky’s taped conversations, a blue dress stained with Clinton’s semen, and (eventually) Lewinsky’s cooperation. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "The drama over Trump answering Mueller’s questions, explained," 20 Nov. 2018 But underneath all the masturbating with pastry and accidentally ingested semen cocktails, there’s real sentiment to the adolescent boys trying to find their way with women, and vice versa. Vogue, "The 55 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time," 1 Feb. 2019 But scooping up rhino skin and semen is relatively easy, at least compared with removing eggs from within a two-ton wild animal. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "‘Beautiful’ embryos created from near-extinct rhinoceros sperm," 4 July 2018 After semen was found on the woman’s jogging shorts, Mr. McAlary wrote that a police official had deemed the laboratory wrong. Al Baker, New York Times, "For Brooklyn Rape Victim, a Long-Awaited Apology From Police," 12 Jan. 2018 The urethra: This is the tunnel through which urine and semen travel. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "11 Things Everyone Should Know About Uncircumcised Penises," 29 Dec. 2018 And, crucially, is treating a poop stain different than a semen stain? Gigi Engle, SELF, "7 Tips for Cleaning Up After Sex Gets Messy," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of semen

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for semen

Middle English, from Latin, seed, semen; akin to Old High German sāmo seed, Latin serere to sow — more at sow

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semen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of semen

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

semen

noun
se·​men | \ ˈsē-mən How to pronounce semen (audio) \

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)

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