- an infant developed from an ovum fertilized in vitro and implanted into a woman's uterus, usually that of the biological mother.
Origin of test-tube baby
First recorded in 1930–35
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- a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
- a baby conceived by artificial insemination
- A baby developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus.
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