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virgin birth

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EtymologyEdit

virgin 'virginal' + birth

NounEdit

virgin birth (plural virgin births)

  1. (biology) A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete-development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis
  2. A form of childbirth in which the mother conceived the child through artificial insemination
  3. (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Christ from the Virgin Mary

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