Semen, also known as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid created to contain spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals and can fertilize the female ovum. In humans, seminal fluid contains several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic and other enzymes as well as fructose are elements of seminal fluid which promote the survival of spermatozoa, and provide a medium through which they can move or "swim". Semen is produced and originates from the seminal vesicle, which is located in the pelvis. The process that results in the discharge of semen is called ejaculation. Semen is also a form of genetic material. In animals, semen has been collected for cryoconservation. Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources is a practice that calls for the collection of genetic material in efforts for conservation of a particular breed.
Semenist in Bulgarien: eine Stadt – Semen (Bulgarien) ein Kloster – Kloster Semen ist lateinisch für Samen: Same (Pflanze), der von einer Schutzhülle und dem Nährgewebe umgebene Keim (Embryo) Spermium, die Samenzelle Umschrift für russisch Семён