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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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Citrogold, the ANB company undertaking protected cultivar management, from development, evaluation through to commercialisation, is the license holder in South Africa for two seedless lemon cultivars, both protected with Plant Breeders Rights.
The production of seedless 'Kino' varieties, the country's exports would be multiplied and it would attract the European markets.
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He said that seedless kinnow was demanded across the world and its cultivation could be beneficial for growers.
According to implementation status of this program, Agriculture Department will provide free of cost high value varieties of Date plants (Ajwa, Barhee, Amber, Khulas and Midjaul) to the farmers belonging to 9 districts of South Punjab i.e., Bahawalpur, Multan, Jhang, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar, and Rajanpur whereas seedless Kinnow plants will be provided in 6 districts on subsidized rates i.e farmers belonging to district Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh, Mandi bahaud Din, Sahiwal, Vehari and Layyah can apply for this subsidy scheme.
The successful production of 'Sugraone' and 'Thompson Seedless' grapes in the Sao Francisco River valley depends, among other factors, on the adoption of canopy management adapted to the particularities of each cultivar.
litura on various citrus (Sapindales: Rutaceae) cultivars, we selected the 3 cultivars Seedless Kinnow, Fairchild, and Feutrell's Early of Citrus reticulata Blanco (mandarin oranges) and 1 cultivar of Citrus paradisi Macfad.
Therefore, effects of 100% organic materials, namely nanosize calcite (CaCO3, SiO2, MgO, and Fe2O3) and seaweed extract (Ascophyllium nodosum) pulverizations on size, fertility and germination rates of the pollens of 'Thompson Seedless' and 'Narince' grapevine cultivars were investigated.
Seedless mandarins, a favorite fruit across a broad spectrum of shoppers, has skyrocketed to success in recent years.
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There are a variety of grapes that are produced by the region including Taefee, Kamali, Bae-Dank (seedless), besides many others.