test-tube baby

test-tube baby

noun
an infant developed from an ovum fertilized in vitro and implanted into a woman's uterus, usually that of the biological mother.

Origin:
1930–35

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test-tube baby
 
n
1.  a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
2.  a baby conceived by artificial insemination

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test-tube baby n.
A baby developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus.

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