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)

Examples of semen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors claimed they were stained with semen, but in actuality, the pants were never tested in a crime lab. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 In others, Warhol’s queerness takes precedence over his Catholicism: Two works featured in the exhibit are made entirely of semen on cotton, and a pair of drawings from the 1950s depict reclining nude men. NBC News, 7 Dec. 2021 After the pants were examined recently, the results showed no evidence of semen, Gladson's motion said. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 Luckily, the original investigators preserved a semen sample that had been lifted from Candy's clothing. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 22 Nov. 2021 Lisa Collins: the goal was to try to figure out … Who did this semen sample belong to? CBS News, 20 Nov. 2021 Bill Clinton really did get semen on Monica’s dress, though Monica believed it might have been spinach dip. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 5 Oct. 2021 Investigators found semen from one person in a rape kit collected after the attack, and that DNA was not Miller’s. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 17 Aug. 2021 Crew will use the deceased ocelot’s semen for an artificial insemination procedure at the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque on July 28. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 22 July 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semen. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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