artificial insemination


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 In the case of some creatures, whose anatomical challenges do not currently permit artificial insemination using sperm or ova, the samples may stay there for decades. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 19 Aug. 2021 Pukazhenthi acknowledges that artificial insemination doesn’t always result in a pregnancy. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 Matson runs an artificial insemination company for racehorses from his family’s farm in Shropshire, England. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 19 Aug. 2021 Crew said there was enough genetic material collected for 20 artificial insemination procedures. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 22 July 2021 Information derived from this study is already being applied to develop artificial insemination techniques for other shark species, including sand tiger sharks. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, 13 May 2021 Caleb selects and buys the breeds online at a boar catalog and does the artificial insemination himself. Clara Longo De Freitas,, 23 July 2021 The new law will expand access to fertility treatments such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF), currently reserved only for infertile heterosexual couples. Sylvie Corbet, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 In the 1980s, two pandas named Fei Fei and Huan Huan had three cubs through artificial insemination, although one of the babies died after just two days., 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of artificial insemination

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Artificial insemination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of artificial insemination

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

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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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