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Artificial insemination

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

Lo and behold, Jane Muslim runs to her imam for a faith check on whether she can do artificial insemination or not.
All-American Muslim: Why Advertisers Are Right to Boycott Asra Q. Nomani December 14, 2011

In vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, egg transplants, surrogacy, fallopian Xeroxing—I have no interest.
I Refuse to Freeze My Eggs! Jessi Klein August 16, 2010

Historical Examples

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

introduction of spermatozoa into the vagina or uterus by means other than sexual union See AI, AIH, DI

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


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