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designer baby

noun
1.
a baby developing from an embryo created by in-vitro fertilization and selected because it had or lacked particular genes, the genetic makeup often having been modified by genetic engineering.
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British Dictionary definitions for designer baby

designer baby

noun
1.
(informal) a baby that is the product of genetic engineering
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Contemporary definitions for designer baby
noun

an infant created by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilization in order to ensure the absence or presence of a particular gene or characteristic

Word Origin

1985

noun

an infant dressed in designer clothing

Word Origin

1982

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