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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)
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.

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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In this way the laboratories' results show that the processed agricultural seeds had an average in germination that goes over 80%.
Minister Al-Thawr praised the efforts of the Foundation in expanding the production of improved agricultural seeds to meet the needs of farmers.
Through a broad range of product offerings, Spiroflow-Horizon Systems will offer the full range of lean phase pneumatic conveying (pressure and vacuum), as well as continuous dense phase technology (pressure and vacuum) for handling delicate, friable, formed or extruded products such as snack foods, pet foods, agricultural seeds and plastics pellets, with little or no damage.
In its effort to implement the new seed act and ensure farmers have access to quality seed, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), have unveiled the Seedcodex observatory, designed and set up by its partner, mPedigree Network Limited, to sanitise the seed industry in the country.
Al-Zadjali said that the vegetable oil sector gained importance in the field of Arab agriculture and the agricultural seeds assume the second rank after the group of cereal crops in a comparative importance of the cultivated areas in the Arab world, explaining that the oil seeds are incorporated within the commodity framework of the Emergency Programme of the Food Security Programme.
The NASC DG informed the audience that President Muhammad Buhari has assented to the National Agricultural seeds Act.
Taha gives directive concerning of agricultural seeds and provide agricultural production incomes.
Director General of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Dr Phillip Olusegun Ojo, has reiterated the commitment of the council of getting rid of unscrupulous seed merchants, whose only motive is to short-change farmers by supplying poor quality planting materials, saying that with the innovation of the national seed tracker, the app would provide real time information on seed variety, quantity, among other things.
The Bills assented to by the President are the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Bill, 2019; Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (Establishment Bill), 2019; Suppression of Privacy and Other Maritime Defences Bill, 2019; Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria Bill, 2019; National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (Establishment) Bill, 2019; National Agricultural Seeds Council Bill, 2019; Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Act, 2019; Federal Capital Territory Primary Healthcare Board (Establishment) Bill, 2019 and Federal Capital Territory Hospital Management Board (Establishment) Bill, 2019.

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