test-tube baby


noun

an infant developed from an ovum fertilized in vitro and implanted into a woman's uterus, usually that of the biological mother.

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Origin of test-tube baby

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for test-tube baby

test-tube baby

noun

a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
a baby conceived by artificial insemination
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Medical definitions for test-tube baby

test-tube baby

n.

A baby developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus.
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