artificial insemination

noun

Definition of artificial insemination

: introduction of semen into the uterus or oviduct by other than natural means

Examples of artificial insemination in a Sentence

children conceived through artificial insemination
Recent Examples on the Web Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process which was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Pregnant Panda, Rim of the Pacific, virtual colleges: News from around our 50 states," 20 Aug. 2020 So the zoo, which has pandas, in large part, to study the reproduction and the preservation of the species, turned to artificial insemination. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "The Miracle of Breeding a Panda Cub During a Pandemic," 22 Aug. 2020 Nonetheless, the birth brings an end to an anxious wait that began in March with artificial insemination. Christine Dell'amore, National Geographic, "Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at National Zoo," 21 Aug. 2020 Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process which was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Pregnant Panda, Rim of the Pacific, virtual colleges: News from around our 50 states," 20 Aug. 2020 Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process which was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashraf Khalil, USA TODAY, "Giant panda Mei Xiang is pregnant, could give birth this week at Washington’s National Zoo," 18 Aug. 2020 Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process that was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. James Rogers, Fox News, "National Zoo set for pandemic panda cub birth: 'Keep your paws crossed!'," 18 Aug. 2020 Mei was impregnated via artificial insemination, a process which was heavily affected by precautions over the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashraf Khalil, Star Tribune, "National Zoo awaits birth of pandemic panda cub," 17 Aug. 2020 And that was largely because of how: The two young African elephants were born at the Indianapolis Zoo through artificial insemination. Lorena Villanueva-almanza, The Indianapolis Star, "'Devastating' virus killed 2 Indianapolis Zoo elephants. Their deaths may save others.," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of artificial insemination

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Artificial insemination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artificial%20insemination. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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artificial insemination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of artificial insemination

medical : a medical process in which semen is used to make a woman or female animal pregnant without sexual intercourse

artificial insemination

noun

Medical Definition of artificial insemination

: introduction of semen into part of the female reproductive tract (as the cervical opening, uterus, or fallopian tube) by other than natural means

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