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embryo transfer

noun
1.
the transfer of a developing embryo to or from the uterus of a surrogate mother.
Also called embryo transplant.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate two types of embryo transfer procedure.
embryo transfer in Medicine

embryo transfer n.
After artificial insemination, the process by which the fertilized ovum is transferred at the blastocyst stage to the recipient's uterus.

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embryo transfer in Science
embryo transfer  
The transfer into a recipient's uterus of an egg that has been fertilized in vitro and is at the blastula stage of development.
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