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tr.v. in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing, in·sem·i·nates
1. To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of (a female).
2. Archaic To sow seed in.

[Latin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see in-2 + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen).]

in·sem′i·na′tion n.
in·sem′i·na′tor n.
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It takes 12 hours for sperms to reach an ovum once inseminated and sperms have a lifespan of about 24hours inside the cow's body.
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What a pity this can't be instigated by humans, an instant sign that someone has been inseminated by someone else.
Artificial insemination, the use of egg donors and surrogate mothers, and even implanting an artificially inseminated egg from one partner into the womb of the other have helped fuel what is sometimes called the "gay-by boom." And yet despite these incredible scientific advances, one fundamental reproductive goal remains unattainable: children of gay and lesbian couples that reflect genetic characteristics of both partners.
Jeanine Salomone, said she was artificially inseminated at a Los Angeles clinic and gave birth to a boy on May 14.
One of the inseminated eggs successfully imbedded and the woman gave birth to a baby weighing 3,100 grams, he said.
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Questions have been raised over whether the law should allow techniques such as extramarital in vitro fertilization, the artificial insemination of surrogate mothers, the ''borrowing'' of wombs of third-party women for artificially inseminated eggs, or the use of donated ova for in vitro fertilization.