surrogacy

surrogacy

[sur-uh-guh-see, suhr]
noun
the state of being a surrogate or surrogate mother.

Origin:
1810–20

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surrogate mother
 
n
a woman who bears a child on behalf of a couple unable to have a child, either by artificial insemination from the man or implantation of an embryo from the woman
 
surrogacy
 
n

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