virgin birth: Meaning and Definition of

vir'gin birth'

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  1. the doctrine or dogma that, by the miraculous agency of God, the birth of Christ did not impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary. Cf.
  2. parthenogenesis; parturition by a female who has not copulated.
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