1. [ noun ] (biology,genetics) human conception without fertilization by a man
Synonyms: parthenogeny parthenogenesis
Related terms: asexual_reproduction gynogenesis androgenesis
2. [ noun ] (religion,theology,Christianity) the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Synonyms: Nativity
Related terms: theological_doctrine Christian_theology
Similar spelling:   Virginian