seminal fluid

noun

1
: semen
2
: the part of the semen that is produced by various accessory glands (such as the prostate gland and seminal vesicles) : semen excepting the spermatozoa

Examples of seminal fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just like in humans, vasectomies don’t prevent the release of seminal fluid, only of sperm, so the bird can continue to act as a dominant male. Sandra Gutierrez, Popular Science, 25 Oct. 2023 Prostate cancer does only impact men, and occurs when the prostate gland, which makes some of the seminal fluid, cells begin to grow uncontrollably. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023 Scientists believe this quirk in inheritance could be due to some unknown molecule in the males’ seminal fluid, which could be absorbed by the females’ immature eggs. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 2 Oct. 2014 Monkeypox has indeed been found in seminal fluid, and the World Health Organization has recommended that men wear condoms for 12 weeks following recovery from monkeypox out of concern, pending further research, that the virus might remain in semen and be transmissible for that long. Benjamin Ryan, NBC News, 25 Sep. 2022 Indecent assault is defined in the Texas penal code as generally touching the private parts of another person, touching another person with private parts, exposing private parts or causing another person to contact seminal fluid or urine without consent. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 Semen, or seminal fluid, contains sperm cells. Sophie Saint Thomas, Forbes, 6 June 2022 According to ABC News, Boston police retrieved his DNA from a water bottle left at a construction site by DeSalvo’s nephew and matched it with seminal fluid that was left behind at the crime scene in January 1964. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 19 Mar. 2023 The last step of mating which is sperm and seminal fluid release? Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 19 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seminal fluid was circa 1929

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“Seminal fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seminal%20fluid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

seminal fluid

noun
1
: semen
2
: the part of the semen that is produced by various accessory glands (as the prostate gland and seminal vesicles) : semen excepting the spermatozoa

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