- designer babiesN-COUNTPeople sometimes refer to a baby that has developed from an embryo with certain desired characteristics as a designer baby. [mainly JOURNALISM]
A couple with a terminally ill child want to create a designer baby that could save the boy's life.
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designer baby — noun (informal) A child in whose conception genetic engineering techniques are used in order to assure specific genetic characteristics • • • Main Entry: ↑design * * * deˌsigner ˈbaby 7 [designer baby] noun (used especially in newspapers … Useful english dictionary
Designer baby — The colloquial term designer baby refers to a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilisation to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics. The… … Wikipedia
designer baby — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms designer baby : singular designer baby plural designer babies 1) journalism a human baby created using a method that allows parents to choose certain genes that the baby will have or will not have, before it is … English dictionary
designer baby — noun a baby whose genetic make up has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present … English new terms dictionary
designer baby — noun A child whose genotype, and thus physical characteristics and susceptibility to hereditary disease, is selected by its parents … Wiktionary
designer — has been since the 1960s a vogue word first used in the fashion world to describe articles bearing the name of a famous designer and therefore prestigious and expensive. In this use designer is used attributively (before a noun), as in designer… … Modern English usage
designer child — see designer baby … English dictionary
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