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virgin birth

virgin birth

 
pronunciation:
vuhr jihn buhrth
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) the Christian theological doctrine that Mary was still a virgin when she bore Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit having miraculously impregnated her.
definition 2: in zoology, birth from a female who has not copulated; parthenogenesis.