surrogacy

[ sur-uh-guh-see, suhr‐ ]
/ ˈsɜr ə gə si, ˈsʌr‐ /
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noun

the state of being a surrogate or surrogate mother.

Nearby words

  1. surrejoinder,
  2. surrender,
  3. surrender value,
  4. surreptitious,
  5. surrey,
  6. surrogate,
  7. surrogate mother,
  8. surround,
  9. surround sound,
  10. surround theater

Origin of surrogacy

First recorded in 1810–20

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Word Origin and History for surrogacy

surrogacy

n.

1811; see surrogate + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper