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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 classic literature ?
The tradition was, that a certain Alice Pyncheon had flung up the seeds, in sport, and that the dust of the street and the decay of the roof gradually formed a kind of soil for them, out of which they grew, when Alice had long been in her grave.
Ef we hadn' dive' so deep en swum so fur under water, en de night hadn' ben so dark, en we warn't so sk'yerd, en ben sich punkin-heads, as de sayin' is, we'd a seed de raf'.
Pumblechook was in favour of a handsome premium for binding me apprentice to some genteel trade - say, the corn and seed trade, for instance.
Between Thee and the Woman I will put Enmitie, and between thine and her Seed; Her Seed shall bruise thy head, thou bruise his heel.
For instance, to scatter seed is called sowing: but the action of the sun in scattering his rays is nameless.
Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess; By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess, And the wolf shall he your herdsman By a landmark removed, For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall seed where ye loved!
I know where you can get some seed wheat if you want to try puttin' it in this fall.
By discarding a claim to knowledge of the ultimate purpose, we shall clearly perceive that just as one cannot imagine a blossom or seed for any single plant better suited to it than those it produces, so it is impossible to imagine any two people more completely adapted down to the smallest detail for the purpose they had to fulfill, than Napoleon and Alexander with all their antecedents.
Of what worth are your courage and cunning, when you have no seed to make your courage and cunning live again?
A FARMER placed nets on his newly-sown plowlands and caught a number of Cranes, which came to pick up his seed.
No one would ever expect to get a first-rate heartsease or dahlia from the seed of a wild plant.
The latter is a solitary tree of its kind, and grows near the beach, where, without doubt, the one seed was thrown up by the waves.