test tube baby


test tube baby

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • test-tube-baby — test tube baby, 1. (formerly) a baby that is conceived and develops outside the womb. 2. a baby conceived outside the womb that develops as a fetus after implantation in the womb: »The world s first test tube baby, a girl was born by Caesarean… …   Useful english dictionary

  • test-tube baby — test tube babies also test tube baby N COUNT A test tube baby is a baby that develops from an egg which has been removed from the mother s body, fertilized, and then replaced in her womb in order that it can continue developing …   English dictionary

  • test-tube baby — test tube .baby n a baby that develops from an egg removed from a woman s body, that is then put back inside the woman to continue developing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • test-tube baby — test tube ,baby noun count a human baby created by mixing the mother s egg and the father s SPERM in a laboratory and then putting the egg inside a woman to grow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • test-tube baby — ► NOUN informal ▪ a baby conceived by in vitro fertilization …   English terms dictionary

  • test-tube baby — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms test tube baby : singular test tube baby plural test tube babies a human baby created by mixing the mother s egg and the father s sperm in a laboratory and then putting the egg inside a woman to grow …   English dictionary

  • test-tube baby — noun a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother s body; the woman s ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman s uterus • Hypernyms: ↑baby, ↑babe …   Useful english dictionary

  • test-tube baby — test′ tube ba′by n. srg dvl an infant developed from an ovum fertilized in vitro and implanted into a woman s uterus • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • test-tube baby — baby conceived as a result of fertilization of an egg by sperm outside of the body of the mother (i.e. in a laboratory dish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • test-tube baby — noun (C) not technical 1 a baby born as a result of artificial insemination 2 a baby that started to develop from an egg removed from a woman s body and was then put back inside the woman to continue developing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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