Semen contra, or Semen cinæ or cynæ, a strong aromatic, bitter drug, imported from Aleppo and Barbary, said to consist of the leaves, peduncles, and unexpanded flowers of various species of Artemisia; wormseed.

(Sem`e*nif"er*ous) a. (Biol.) Seminiferous.

(Se*mes"ter) n. [G., from L. semestris half-yearly; sex six + mensis a month.] A period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms.

(Sem"i-) [L. semi; akin to Gr. Skr. sami-, AS. sam-, and prob. to E. same, from the division into two parts of the same size. Cf. Hemi-, Sandelend.] A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent.

The prefix semi is joined to another word either with the hyphen or without it. In this book the hyphen is omitted except before a capital letter; as, semiacid, semiaquatic, semi-Arian, semiaxis, semicalcareous.

(Sem`i*ac"id) a. Slightly acid; subacid.

(Sem`i*a*cid"i*fied) a. Half acidified.

(Sem`i*ad*her"ent) a. Adherent part way.

(Sem`i*am*plex"i*caul) a. (Bot.) Partially amplexicaul; embracing the stem half round, as a leaf.

(Sem"i*an`gle) n. (Geom.) The half of a given, or measuring, angle.

(Se`mei*og"ra*phy or Se`mi*og"ra*phy) , n. shmei^on sign + -graphy.]—> (Med.) A description of the signs of disease.

(Se`mei*o*log"ic*al or Se`mi*o*log"io*al) , a. Of or pertaining to the science of signs, or the systematic use of signs; as, a semeiological classification of the signs or symptoms of disease; a semeiological arrangement of signs used as signals.

(Se`mei*ol"o*gy or Se`mi*ol"o*gy), n. [Gr. shmei^on a mark, a sign + - logy.] The science or art of signs. Specifically: (a) (Med.) The science of the signs or symptoms of disease; symptomatology. (b) The art of using signs in signaling.

(Se`mei*ot"ic or Se`mi*ot"ic), a. [Gr. fr. shmei^on a mark, a sign.]

1. Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.

2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of diseases.

(Se`mei*ot"ics or Se`mi*ot"ics), n. Semeiology.

(Sem"e*le) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Gr. Myth.) A daughter of Cadmus, and by Zeus mother of Bacchus.

(||Se"men) n.; pl. Semina [L., from the root of serere, satum, to sow. See Sow to scatter seed.]

1. (Bot.) The seed of plants.

2. (Physiol.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.

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