virgin birth

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A popular term for a child born out of wedlock to a woman through artificial insemination from an anonymous donor
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virgin birth

Surrogacy A popular term for a child born out of wedlock to a ♀ through artificial insemination from an anonymous donor. See Artificial reproduction.
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virgin birth

Conception and child-bearing by a woman who has never had sexual intercourse, as a result of artificial insemination with donated semen. Virgin birth in the absence of semen can produce only females because no Y CHROMOSOME is present.
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