virgin birth

virgin birth
vir′gin birth′
n.
1) rel the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary
2) zool.
parthenogenesis

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • virgin birth — n the virgin birth the birth of Jesus, which Christians believe was caused by God, not by sex between a man and a woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Virgin Birth — ► NOUN ▪ the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin …   English terms dictionary

  • virgin birth — virgin birth. См. девственное размножение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • virgin birth — virgin birth. = parthenogenesis (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • virgin birth — n. 1. [usually V B ] Christian Theol. the doctrine that Jesus was born to Mary without violating her virginity and that she was his only human parent: cf. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 2. Zool. parthenogenesis …   English World dictionary

  • Virgin birth — A virgin birth can refer to:*The virgin birth of Jesus, believed by Christians and Muslims *The miraculous birth of a person from folklore or mythology; see also List of virgin births *Parthenogenesis, birth without fertilization …   Wikipedia

  • virgin 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.… …   Universalium

  • virgin birth — noun a) A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis b) (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Chris …   Wiktionary

  • virgin birth — noun 1》 (the Virgin Birth) the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin. 2》 Zoology parthenogenesis …   English new terms dictionary

  • Virgin Birth of Christ — • The dogma which teaches that the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ was a virgin before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virgin Birth of Christ     Virgin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • virgin birth, the — noun the birth of Jesus Christ. In Christian belief, Jesus s mother Mary was made pregnant by God, not by having sex with a man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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