- in the uterus; unborn.
Origin of in utero
First recorded in 1705–15, in utero is from the Latin word in uterō
in utero surgery
- surgery performed on a fetus while it is in the womb.
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- within the womb
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Word Origin and History for in utero
Latin, literally "in the uterus" (see uterus).
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in utero(ĭn yōō′tə-rō)
- In the uterus.
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