AskDefine | Define insemination

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1 the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)
2 the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female

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  1. A sowing of seed; the act of inseminating.
  2. The act of impregnating someone or thing.


Extensive Definition

Insemination is the introduction of sperm into the female uterus of a mammal or the oviduct of an oviparous (egg-laying animal) during copulation with another animal.
Artificial insemination is when it is done by some means other than copulation.

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insemination in Hebrew: הפריה מלאכותית
insemination in Lithuanian: Apsėklinimas
insemination in Polish: Zaplemnienie

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