heterologous artificial insemination


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heterologous artificial insemination

Semiadoption Reproduction medicine The insertion of sperm into the uterus sans intercourse, when the sperm from the husband or regular partner is of such poor quality that sperm from a donor is preferable, or there is a risk that the ♂ would pass a hereditary disease. See Artificial insemination. Cf Homologous artificial insemination.

heterologous artificial insemination

Abbreviation: AID
Artificial insemination in which the semen is obtained from a donor other than the husband or partner.
See also: insemination