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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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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1: (A) The estimated mean seedbed temperature, adjusted for moisture content, for different regions of California, relative to approximate minimum temperatures for germination of canola and camelina.
On the plots with plants grown from seedlings, a similar number of roots were produced by plants grown in the multi-cell trays as well as plants from the seedbed transplanted in autumn, while a significantly lesser number of thinner roots were recorded in the traditionally produced seedlings transplanted in spring (Table 1).
Fall Food Plot Step 2: Walt seven to 10 days for sprayed weeds to die, and then prepare your seedbed by either lightly disking or tilling your soil.
Soil fragment size distribution has been introduced as a major factor controlling soil porosity and related soil processes in the seedbeds (Braunack and Dexter, 1989a, 1989b; Kay and Angers, 1999).
No-till seeding can be ideal, provided the seedbed allows the placement of seed at an optimum depth and the planting operation is capable of firming the soil above and around the seed to obtain good seed-soil contact which is necessary for retention of soil moisture in direct contact with seeds during the germination process.
Use of a subsoiler with a crumbler provides a level and favourable seedbed for planting."While minimum tillage cultivation is of great importance in dry low rainfall areas like Tharaka Nithi and Laikipia, Robley said it is important on every farm anywhere in Kenya.
Prior to planting, the soil is irrigated to stimulate weed emergence and then shallow-tilled to kill weeds and form a smooth seedbed for planting.
The Krause Excelerator[TM] is a vertical tillage system that utilizes rotary soil engagement components to provide effective high-speed residue management and uniform seedbed preparation while maintaining consistent soil density in the seed zone without the use of horizontal shearing actions.
Sow alpine strawberries in a seedbed. Take cuttings from fuchsias to provide a batch of young plants which should flower in autumn.
And might not tonight's rendition of Acconci's infamous 1972 Seedbed read simply as pastiche, or, worse, might it just reiterate its, well, "seminal" status without complicating any of its terms?
By facilitating access to sources, the books provide a seedbed for future research.
Very briefly, the main purposes of tillage are: 1) to prepare a suitable seedbed, 2) to eliminate competition from weed growth, and 3) to improve the physical condition of the soil.