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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.
She was inseminated with semen from the zoo's 19-year-old male panda Tian Tian, the zoo said in a news release.
EDINBURGH Zoo panda Tian Tian has been artificially inseminated after coming into season at the earliest time since arriving in Scotland.
The animals were artificially inseminated at different times (0-6, 7-12, 13-18, or 19-24 h) after the onset of spontaneous estrus.
Tian Tian was artificially inseminated on Sunday after tests showed she had reached her short breeding window.
1997: The Court of Appeal makes an historic judgement in favour of Diane Blood who will be allowed to be inseminated with her dead husband's sperm.
Staff at Washington's National Zoo had only found out on Wednesday the 17-year-old had become pregnant after being artificially inseminated by two donors in April.
Seventeen-year-old Mei Xing was artificially inseminated with frozen semen from a male giant panda in April.
Tian Tian, pictured, was artificially inseminated earlier this year but keepers at Edinburgh Zoo said implantation, when a fertilised egg attaches itself to the uterus, has not yet occurred.
Things got complicated when she was accidentally inseminated through a routine hospital visit that went wrong.
Holstein Friesian will be artificially inseminated to cows which is an American breed renowned for better milk production in the world disclosed PLDDB officials at a meeting of the field co-ordinators held on Friday.
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