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artificial insemination

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noun
the injection of semen into the vagina or uterus by means of a syringe or the like rather than by sexual intercourse. Abbreviation: AI
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Origin of artificial insemination

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for artificial insemination

artificial insemination

noun
introduction of spermatozoa into the vagina or uterus by means other than sexual unionSee AI, AIH, DI
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Scientific definitions for artificial insemination

artificial insemination
[ är′tə-fĭshəl ]

The introduction of semen into the vagina or uterus without sexual contact.
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