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emission

 [e-mish´un]
1. a discharge.
2. an involuntary discharge of semen.
nocturnal emission reflex emission of semen during sleep.
thermionic emission the application of heat, such as to a filament, resulting in the emission of electrons and ions.

e·mis·sion

(ē-mish'ŭn),
A discharge; usually referring to a discharge of the male internal genital organs into the internal urethra; the contents of the organs, including sperm cells, prostatic fluid, and seminal vesicle fluid, mix in the internal urethra with mucus from the bulbourethral glands to form semen. Compare: ejaculation.
[L. emissio, fr. e- mitto, to send out]

emission

The release of a gas, fluid or solid. See Alpha emission Otoacoustic emission.

e·mis·sion

(ē-mish'ŭn)
A discharge; referring usually to a discharge of the male internal genital organs into the internal urethra; the contents of the organs, including sperm cells, prostatic fluid, and seminal vesicle fluid, mix in the internal urethra with mucus from the bulbourethral glands to form semen.
[L. emissio, fr. e-mitto, to send out]

emission

A discharge of something. A nocturnal emission is an involuntary EJACULATION of semen, usually with orgasm, during sleep.
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