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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In some cases, the semen is poor quality, and precious little remains. Rebecca Boyle, Discover Magazine, "The Quixotic Quest to Birth a Baby Northern White Rhino," 25 June 2019 They were found guilty and sentenced, despite their confessions having been coerced and despite the absence of any fingerprints, blood, semen or DNA evidence linking them to the crime. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Donald Trump, opera star? Maybe so, in Anthony Davis’ ‘Central Park Five’," 9 June 2019 It is transmitted when blood, semen or other bodily fluid from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person. USA TODAY, "5 kinds of hepatitis all attack one organ in the body," 29 May 2018 But Ebola survivors can suffer serious, long-term effects, from headaches and memory loss to vision problems and infected semen. NBC News, "What is Ebola? What to know about symptoms, vaccine, outbreaks," 12 June 2019 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

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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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