Usage examples for impregnation

  1. Five days after impregnation the gland is about 2 cm. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  2. Certainly my own impregnation with the obscurely- defined but keenly- felt loveliness of the open sea dates from the first week of my ninth year. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  3. To ascertain the fact was easy, by a direct experiment; and as the point is important, I shall relate in detail what was done by my secretary and myself on the 29. June 1788. Aware, that in summer the males usually leave the hive at the warmest time of the day, it was natural for me to conclude that if the queens were also obliged to go out for impregnation, instinct would induce them to do so at the same time as the males. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  4. In the light of the facts I have briefly summarised, we have been able in the former chapters to indicate how sexuality began, with the male element developed from the primary female organism, his sole function being her impregnation; how this was seized upon and continued through the advantage gained by the mixing of the two germ- plasms, which, on the whole, resembling one another somewhat closely, yet differ in details, and thus introduce new opportunities of progress into the life- elements; and how, in this way, differentiation of function between the male and the female was set up. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley