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seed

 [sēd]
1. the mature ovule of a flowering plant.
2. semen.
3. a small cylindrical shell of gold or other suitable material, used in application of radiation therapy.
4. to inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.
plantago seed (plantain seed) (psyllium seed) cleaned, dried ripe seed of species of Plantago; used as a bulk-forming laxative.
radon seed a small sealed container for radon, for insertion into the tissues of the body in radiotherapy.

seed

(sēd),
1. The reproductive body of a flowering plant; the mature ovule. Synonym(s): semen (2)
2. In bacteriology, to inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.
[A.S. soed]

seed

(sēd)
1. the mature ovule of a flowering plant.
2. a small cylindrical shell of gold or other suitable material, used in application of radiation therapy.
3. to inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.

grape seed  a preparation of the seeds of grapes, having antioxidant, antimutagenic, and antiinflammatory properties; used for the prevention of atherosclerosis and cancer and in folk medicine for the treatment of circulatory disorders.
plantago seed , psyllium seed cleaned, dried ripe seed of species of Plantago; used as a bulk-forming laxative.

seed

(sēd)
n.
1. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
2. A cell that disperses, especially a cancer cell that spreads from a primary tumor to another location in the body.
3. A pellet filled with a radioactive isotope that is implanted at the site of a cancerous tumor to provide localized administration of radiation.
4. Sperm; semen.
v.
1. To inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.
2. To disperse, as cancer cells.

seed

Microbiology
verb
(1) To disseminate, as in the seeding of an infection or malignancy.
(2) To inoculate a culture plate with a clinical specimen; the verb plate is generally preferred.

Radiation oncology
noun A cylindrical pellet containing radioactive material, used to deliver local RT; See Brachytherapy, 125I radioactive seeds.

seed

Radiation oncology.noun A cylindrical pellet containing radioactive material, used to deliver local RT. See Brachytherapy, 125I radioactive seed verb
1. To disseminate, as in the seeding of an infection or malignancy.
2. To inoculate a culture plate with a clinical specimen; generally, plate is preferred.

seed

(sēd)
1. The reproductive body of a flowering plant; the mature ovule.
Synonym(s): semen (2) .
2. bacteriology To inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.
[A.S. soed]
Fig. 278 Seed. Longitudinal sections of (a) broad bean seed, (b) a maize fruit ‘seed’.click for a larger image
Fig. 278 Seed . Longitudinal sections of (a) broad bean seed, (b) a maize fruit ‘seed’.

seed

the structure formed in the fertilized ovule of an ANGIOSPERM, consisting of an embryo surrounded by a food store for nourishment during germination, with an outer hard seed coat, the TESTA. The food store can be located either in a special area called the ENDOSPERM with an outer ALEURONE layer or within the cotyledons, the number of which determines whether a plant is a MONOCOTYLEDON or a DICOTYLEDON. In some plants the so-called seed is really a fruit in which the PERICARP is fused with the testa.

seed

1. the mature ovule of a flowering plant.
2. semen.
3. a small cylindrical shell of gold or other suitable material, used in application of radiation therapy.
4. to inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.

seed dressing
chemicals mixed with seed grain to prevent infestion with insects and rodents and infection by fungi. Most are poisonous to animals and deaths may occur if the grain is not used as seed and is put back into the animal feed chain. The amount of feed in a collection of seed is usually very large and the probability is that it would be fed without dilution which would reduce its toxicity. Grain or grain products are also used as bait for birds, or to repel birds and to poison snails and other garden pests and all of them may be accessible to animals.
seed grain
cereal grain intended to be used as seed for a crop.
seed mixtures
mixtures of small grass and cereal seeds used as feed for companion birds. Some of the seeds used are the millets, chopped oat groats, canary grass (Phalaris spp.) seed, sunflower seed, hemp seed, rape seed.
plantago seed, plantain seed, psyllium seed
cleaned, dried ripe seed of species of Plantago; used as a cathartic.
radon seed
a small sealed container for radon, for insertion into the tissues of the body in radiotherapy.
seed tick
larval form, the stage prior to the nymph.

Patient discussion about seed

Q. Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Is it true that eating tomato with the seeds, eggplant with the seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Thanks again guys. You're all great.

A. No. Things with seeds are irritants to a condition called diverticulitis where pockets in the intestines become inflamed. the seeds sort of deposit there and become infected. Appendicitis is just an inflammation of your appendix plain and simple, no particular cause is really pinpointed.

Q. am allergic to all nuts and seeds, is it possible to be allergic to all legumes as well ie soy beans

A. Yes, it's possible, although not extremely common. You can read more here (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/food_allergy/page2_em.htm)

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References in periodicals archive ?
Seeds were stored at 10 [degrees] C until laboratory evaluations were made for the accumulation of SMV in seedcoats (by ELISA) and Phomopsis spp.
Mock inoculated resistant and susceptible plants did not show symptoms of SMV and their seedcoats at YP, HM (Fig.
seed infection and the concentration of SMV antigen in seedcoats at YP and HM (Fig.
No SMV symptoms were observed in mock inoculated plants, and SMV antigen was not detected in their seedcoats at either YP or HM (Fig.
Thus, there was little doubt that an increase in the accumulation of SMV in seedcoats of seeds harvested from SMV susceptible plants resulted in an increase in the incidence of Phomopsis spp.
seed infection was undoubtedly associated with the accumulation of SMV in seedcoats.
seed infection in relation to (i) the developmental stage at which plants were inoculated with SMV, (ii) the accumulation of SMV in seedcoats, (iii) the stage of seed development, and (iv) seed quality.
Seedcoats of seeds harvested from noninoculated SMV-resistant (R-NI) plants were consistently SMV free (Fig.
6-fold more SMV antigen in their seedcoats at FS than at the later stages of seed maturation (Fig.
The virus was not detected in the seedcoats (by ELISA) or the embryo (SMV seedling transmission).
The concentration of SMV antigen in seedcoats of SMV-inoculated plants ranged between 20 and 28 [micro]g [g.