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SEM'INAL, adjective [Latin seminalis, from semen, seed; from the root of sow.]

1. Pertaining to seed, or to the elements of production.

2. Contained in a seed; radical; rudimental; original; as seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue.

Seminal leaf, the same as seed-leaf.

SEM'INAL, noun seminal state.