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artificial insemination

noun
1.
the injection of semen into the vagina or uterus by means of a syringe or the like rather than by coitus.
Abbreviation: AI.
Origin of artificial insemination
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Did any of you happen to notice whether they know anything about artificial insemination?

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • A large number of births are conceived by artificial insemination.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • Probably, she had arranged for artificial insemination, just to be sure.

    Breeder Reaction Winston Marks
  • Or was he a practitioner of artificial insemination, with a rather unfortunate error to his credit?

    Unbegotten Child Winston Marks
British Dictionary definitions for artificial insemination

artificial insemination

noun
1.
introduction of spermatozoa into the vagina or uterus by means other than sexual union See AI, AIH, DI
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artificial insemination in Medicine

artificial insemination n.
Abbr. AI
The introduction of semen into the vagina or uterus without sexual contact.

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artificial insemination in Science
artificial insemination
  (är'tə-fĭsh'əl)   
The introduction of semen into the vagina or uterus without sexual contact.
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