Definition of artificial insemination in English:

artificial insemination

Line breaks: arti|fi¦cial in¦sem¦in|ation
(abbreviation: AI)


[mass noun]
  • The medical or veterinary procedure of injecting semen into the vagina or uterus.
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    • Many cannot afford to pay their surrogate mother's expenses, let alone the cost of in vitro fertilisation or artificial insemination procedures in a clinic.
    • Some NHS hospitals offer artificial insemination treatment, but availability is limited and there are often waiting lists.
    • A British brother and sister who were conceived by artificial insemination with donor semen are to launch a test case at the High Court in London to try to find out details of their biological fathers.

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