insemination

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insemination

[in‚sem·ə′nā·shən]
(biology)
The planting of seed.
(physiology)
The introduction of sperm into the vagina.
Impregnation.
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They will be told how to collect semen samples from their donor in a jar and inseminate themselves using a "needle-free" syringe.
Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City announced plans to artificially inseminate its panda, Xin Xin with frozen semen imported from China.
But, the spermatheca is a "last in, first out" structure, thus if any further males inseminate a female, the last mate's sperm is the first in line to fertilise an egg.
By showing that frozen semen could be thawed and used to successfully inseminate a female at a remote location, the researchers have opened a new avenue to the preservation of endangered species.
In addition, the Gourley Scope(TM) will be employed to artificially inseminate sows using the Company's parent stock semen.
The Jorges believe that Basilio Jorge's sperm might have been used to inseminate the eggs, in which case the twins would be entirely their genetic offspring.
BRITAIN has struck a deal to export millions of pounds worth of pig semen which will be used to inseminate sows in China.
Gavin Mellor, 29, made legal history yesterday by asking the High Court in London to overturn the Home Office's refusal to allow him to artificially inseminate his wife.
The current machine sorts 50 cells per second, but farmers routinely use 10 million sperm to inseminate a cow.
Zoo officials tried to artificially inseminate Bai Yun last year but the attempt wasn't successful.
Customers are taught to inseminate themselves and the company also sells kits that predict ovulation times.
And when he got his German fans to scream his favourite chant "F*** the press", wouldn't it have been more accurate if they'd yelled: "Artificially inseminate the press, draw up a contract, then nine months later take the offspring and run.