virgin birth
noun Date: 1613 1. birth from a virgin 2. often capitalized V&B the theological doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten of God and born of a virgin mother

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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 — birth by a woman who never had intercourse with a man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • virgin birth — The assertion in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that Jesus was born of Mary without the intervention of a human partner. The pregnancy was initiated by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35). The earliest writers in the NT (Mark and Paul) show… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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