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in utero

[in yoo-tuh-roh] /ɪn ˈyu təˌroʊ/
adverb, adjective
in the uterus; unborn.
Origin of in utero
1705-15; < Latin in uterō Unabridged
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Examples from the web for in utero
  • As a result, placental babies grow faster in utero and are more mature when they leave the womb.
  • The first course they examine is halting the ill effects of hunger at the earliest possible stage: in utero.
  • So he tested the flip side of the coin, giving rats choline in utero or during the second week of life.
  • Whilst not suggested in this article many would believe this occurs in utero.
  • in utero and postnatal maternal smoking and asthma in adolescence.
  • The first sibling or two to mature sometimes eat their siblings in utero.
  • The small disc also plays back parents' recorded voices to stimulate in utero learning.
  • It is clearly a disease, caused by the wrong hormones in utero.
  • Or people might be psychologically affected by celestial cycles, which in turn might affect babies in utero.
  • Researchers are working on transplanting stem cells in utero.
British Dictionary definitions for in utero

in utero

/ɪn ˈjuːtəˌrəʊ/
within the womb
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Word Origin and History for in utero

Latin, literally "in the uterus" (see uterus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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in utero in Medicine

in utero in u·ter·o (ĭn yōō'tə-rō)
In the uterus.

in utero adv.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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