Semiring to Senna
(Sem"i*ring`) n. (Anat.) One of the incomplete rings of the upper part of the bronchial tubes
of most birds. The semerings form an essential part of the syrinx, or musical organ, of singing birds.
(Sem`i*sav"age) a. Half savage.
(Sem"i*sav`age), n. One who is half savage.
(Sem`i-Sax"on) a. Half Saxon; specifically applied to the language intermediate between
Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.
(Sem"i*sex"tile) n. (Astrol.) An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each
other the twelfth part of a circle, or thirty degrees. Hutton.
(Sem`i*sol"id) a. Partially solid.
(Sem"i*soun) n. A half sound; a low tone. [Obs.] "Soft he cougheth with a semisoun." Chaucer.
(Sem`i*spher"ic Sem`i*spher"ic*al) a. Having the figure of a half sphere. Kirwan.
(Sem`i*sphe*roid"al) a. Formed like a half spheroid.
(Sem"i*steel`) n. Puddled steel. [U. S. ]
(||Sem"i*ta) n.; pl. Semitæ. [L., a path.] (Zoöl.) A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.
(Sem"i*tan`gent) n. (Geom.) The tangent of half an arc.
(Sem"ite) n. One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively. [Written also Shemite.]
(Sem`i*te*rete") a. (Nat. Hist.) Half terete.
(Sem`i*ter"tian) a. (Med.) Having the characteristics of both a tertian and a quotidian intermittent.
n. An intermittent combining the characteristics of a tertian and a quotidian.
Semitic language, a name used to designate a group of Asiatic and African languages, some living
and some dead, namely: Hebrew and Phnician, Aramaic, Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic Encyc. Brit.
(Sem*it"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the
Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races. [Written also Shemitic.]
(Sem"i*tism) n. A Semitic idiom; a word of Semitic origin. [Written also Shemitism.]
(Sem"i*tone) n. [Pref. semi- + tone. CF. Hemitone.] (Mus.) Half a tone; the name commonly
applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale.
There is an impropriety in the use of this word, and half step is now preferred. See Tone. J. S. Dwight.
(Sem`i*ton"ic) a. Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.
(Sem"i*tran`sept) n. (Arch.) The half of a transept; as, the north semitransept of a church.
(Sem`i*trans*lu"cent) a. Slightly clear; transmitting light in a slight degree.
(Sem`i*trans*par"en*cy) n. Imperfect or partial transparency.
(Sem`i*trans*par"ent) a. Half or imperfectly transparent.