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[ek-struh-yoo-ter-in, -tuh-rahyn]
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  1. being or developing outside the uterus.
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Origin of extrauterine

First recorded in 1700–10; extra- + uterine
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Examples from the Web for extrauterine

Historical Examples

  • The common form of extrauterine pregnancy is the Tubal Pregnancy.

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  • The extrauterine foetus is not like a foetus in a craniotomy case.

  • This is an exact parallel to the case of the mother and the extrauterine foetus.

  • Extrauterine migration of ova results usually in a more even distribution of eggs in the oviducts.

  • Dr. Goodell's opinion was, "A differential diagnosis can rarely be made positively at any stage of extrauterine pregnancy."

British Dictionary definitions for extrauterine


  1. situated or developing outside the cavity of the uterus
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extrauterine in Medicine


(ĕk′strə-yōōtər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′)
  1. Located or occurring outside the uterus.
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