in utero

[ in yoo-tuh-roh ]
/ ɪn ˈyu təˌroʊ /
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adverb, adjective

in the uterus; unborn.

Origin of in utero

First recorded in 1705–15, in utero is from the Latin word in uterō

Definition for in utero (2 of 2)

in utero surgery


noun

surgery performed on a fetus while it is in the womb.
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British Dictionary definitions for in utero

in utero

/ Latin (ɪn ˈjuːtəˌrəʊ) /

adverb

within the womb
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Word Origin and History for in utero

in utero


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

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Medicine definitions for in utero

in utero

[ ĭn yōōtə-rō ]

adj.

In the uterus.
Related formsin utero adv.
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