artificial insemination


noun

the injection of semen into the vagina or uterus by means of a syringe or the like rather than by coitus. Abbreviation: AI

Nearby words

  1. artificial gene,
  2. artificial gravity,
  3. artificial harmonics,
  4. artificial heart,
  5. artificial horizon,
  6. artificial intelligence,
  7. artificial kidney,
  8. artificial language,
  9. artificial languages,
  10. artificial life

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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Medicine definitions for artificial insemination

artificial insemination

n.

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

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Science 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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