test-tube baby


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test-tube baby

n.
A baby developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus of the biological or surrogate mother.

test-tube baby

n
1. (Medicine) a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
2. (Medicine) a baby conceived by artificial insemination

test′-tube` ba′by


n.
an infant developed from an ovum fertilized in vitro and implanted into a woman's uterus.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.test-tube baby - 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
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
Translations

test-tube baby

[ˌtɛsttjuːbˈbeɪbɪ] nbambino/a in provetta

test-tube ba·by

n. fertilización in vitro, embarazo en probeta o que resulta de un óvulo fecundado fuera de la madre en el laboratorio y reimplantado en el útero.
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IF Charles Bronson is allowed to have a test-tube baby from behind bars, he will not be the first.
Summary: Gurugram (Haryana) [India], July 25 (ANI): Thirty-nine years ago the world was introduced to its first test-tube baby when Louise Brown was born through the IVF technique at Bourn Hall.
1978: The first test-tube baby was born in Oldham General Hospital.
Dubai: The 37th birthday of the world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was celebrated with a month-long fertility festival at the Bourn Hall Clinic fertility centre in Dubai.
Stem cells saved after the birth of the test-tube baby will be used for a bone marrow transplant to cure the elder child since they are a perfect match.
THE world's first test-tube baby celebrates her 35th birthday today by paying tribute to the fertility pioneers who gave her life.
In Utrinski Vesnik, Jasmina Jovanovska describes the hardships of married couple when trying to get a test-tube baby at state expense.
FITCHBURG - The mother of the nation's first test-tube baby said yesterday she was pleased to learn the Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to a British scientist who developed the in vitro procedure that has allowed the birth of millions of people since 1978.
Six months later, Alastair MacDonald, from Denny, Stirlingshire, became the first test-tube baby boy.
He added that although ICSI has helped cure many cases of sterility, repeated failure might be due to chosen sperm being abnormal, something that cannot be seen by the ordinary microscopes used at test-tube baby centers.
The world's first test-tube baby has given birth to a child of her own, it was reported today.
The first baby born through in vitro fertilization came not as a shock but as an affirmation, exhibit A to the commentariat who had for a decade promised that the day of the test-tube baby was nigh.