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vir'gin birth'

1. Theol.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. Immaculate Conception.
2. Zool.parthenogenesis; parturition by a female who has not copulated.

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