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Meaning of SEMINAL

Pronunciation:  'semunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
  2. [adj]  pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen; "seminal fluid"
 

SEMINAL is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: germinal, original, originative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sem"i*nal\, a. [L. seminalis, fr. semen, seminis, seed,
    akin to serere to sow: cf. F. seminal. See {Sow} to scatter
    seed.]
    1. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or
       semen; as, the seminal fluid.
    
    2. Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source,
       or first principle; holding the first place in a series of
       developed results or consequents; germinal; radical;
       primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation;
       seminal virtue.
    
             The idea of God is, beyond all question or
             comparison, the one great seminal principle. --Hare.
    
    {Seminal leaf} (Bot.), a seed leaf, or cotyleden.
    
    {Seminal receptacle}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Spermatheca}.
    
    
  2. \Sem"i*nal\, n.
    A seed. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
    
    
 

 

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