any propagative part of a plant, including tubers, bulbs, etc., especially as preserved for growing a new crop.

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to sow or scatter (clouds) with crystals or particles of silver iodide, solid carbon dioxide, etc., lớn induce precipitation.
to sprinkle on (a surface, substance, etc.) in the manner of seed: to lớn seed an icy bridge with chemicals.
Sports. to arrange (the drawings for positions in a tournament) so that ranking players or teams will not meet in the early rounds of play. Khổng lồ distribute (ranking players or teams) in this manner.
being or providing capital for the initial stages of a new business or other enterprise: The research project began with seed donations from the investors.
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go / run lớn seed, (of the flower of a plant) to pass to the stage of yielding seed. To thảm bại vigor, power, or prosperity; deteriorate: He has gone to seed in the last few years.
in seed, (of certain plants) in the state of bearing ripened seeds. (of a field, a lawn, etc.) sown with seed.
before 900; (noun) Middle English sede, side, seed(e), Old English sēd, sǣd; cognate with German Saat,Old Norse sāth,Gothic -seths; (v.) Middle English seden to produce seeds, derivative of the noun; akin to sow1
o·ver·seed, verbre·seed, verbun·der·seed·ed, adjectiveun·seed·ed, adjectiveun·seed·ing, adjectivewell-seeded, adjective
berry, corn, egg, grain, nut, bud, cell, conceit, concept, conception, core, ear, embryo, germ, image, impression, inkling, kernel, notion, nucleus
botany a mature fertilized plant ovule, consisting of an embryo & its food store surrounded by a protective seed coat (testa)Related adjective: seminal
chem a small crystal added to a supersaturated solution or supercooled liquid to lớn induce crystallization
(tr) chem to địa chỉ a small crystal to lớn (a supersaturated solution or supercooled liquid) in order lớn cause crystallization
(tr) to arrange (the draw of a tournament) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds to distribute (players or teams) in this manner
A pellet filled with a radioactive isotope that is implanted at the site of a cancerous tumor to provide localized administration of radiation.
A mature fertilized ovule of angiosperms and gymnosperms that contains an embryo và the food it will need lớn grow into a new plant. Seeds provide a great reproductive advantage in being able lớn survive for extended periods until conditions are favorable for germination và growth. The seeds of gymnosperms (such as the conifers) develop on scales of cones or similar structures, while the seeds of angiosperms are enclosed in an ovary that develops into a fruit, such as a pome or nut. The structure of seeds varies somewhat. All seeds are enclosed in a protective seed coat. In certain angiosperms the embryo is enclosed in or attached lớn an endosperm, a tissue that it uses as a food source either before or during germination. All angiosperm embryos also have at least one cotyledon. The first seed-bearing plants emerged at least 365 million years ago in the late Devonian Period. Many angiosperms have evolved specific fruits for dispersal of seeds by the wind, water, or animals. See more at germination ovule.
To initiate rainfall or to lớn generate additional rainfall by artificially increasing the precipitation efficiency of clouds. See more at cloud seeding.

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see run to lớn seed.