Definition of artificial insemination in English:

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artificial insemination

Pronunciation: /ˌärdəˈfiSHəl inˌseməˈnāSHən/
(abbreviation AI)


The injection of semen into the vagina or uterus other than by sexual intercourse.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ar·ti·fi·cial in·sem·i·na·tion

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