somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening:
a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.
[sem-ee-sin-thet-ik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i sɪnˈθɛt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. derived synthetically from one or more substances of natural origin. semisynthetic sem·i·syn·thet·ic (sěm’ē-sĭn-thět’ĭk, sěm’ī-) adj. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials, as of a pharmaceutical. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances.
- Semisystematic name
semisystematic name sem·i·sys·tem·at·ic name (sěm’ē-sĭs’tə-māt’ĭk, sěm’ī-) n. A name of a chemical compound that contains both systematic and trivial components, as for many generic or nonproprietary names of drugs. Also called semitrivial name.
noun 1. a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs. 2. a Jew. 3. a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah. noun 1. a member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak […]
- Semitendinous muscle
semitendinous muscle sem·i·ten·di·nous muscle (sěm’ē-těn’də-nəs, sěm’ī-) n. A muscle with origin from the ischial tuberosity, with insertion into the medial surface of the upper quarter of the shaft of the tibia, with nerve supply from the tibial nerve, and whose action extends the thigh, flexes the leg, and rotates it medially.