in utero

[ in yoo-tuh-roh ]
/ ɪn ˈyu təˌroʊ /

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


surgery performed on a fetus while it is in the womb. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for in utero

in utero

/ Latin (ɪn ˈjuːtəˌrəʊ) /


within the womb
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Word Origin and History for in utero

in utero

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for in utero

in utero

[ ĭn yōōtə-rō ]


In the uterus.
Related formsin utero adv.
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