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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The same folks who brought us the birth and the story of America's first test-tube baby in 1981 continue their look at the science of reproduction with ``18 Ways to Make a Baby.
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The physiologist won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2010, three decades after the birth of the world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978, and five decades after he first began experimenting.
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Dubai: When a Palestinian specialist in in-vitro fertilisation, Dr Salem Abu Al Kheizaran was contacted by Mohannad's mother some five years ago to help her have a test-tube baby with her imprisoned husband, he couldn't say no.
ANSWERS: 1 Gladys Knight; 2 Michael Dickinson; 3 The castle; 4 Excalibur; 5 Venus; 6 An 18th century American Indian chief; 7 Ray Reardon; 8 The Colossus of Rhodes; 9 Swagger Jagger; 10 She was the world's first test-tube baby.
the physician to America's first test-tube baby, has died, his family said Friday.
The world waited until 1978 for Britain to produce the first test-tube baby - 6,000 are now born here every year.
Lord Winston said some doctors in London charge 10 times the fee for test-tube baby treatment as reputable clinics in Australia.
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ACTRESS Halle Berry is so desperate to become a mother that she is considering having a test-tube baby or adopting.
The Human Embryo and Fertilisation Authority, which regulates test-tube baby techniques, has no powers to control the clinic since the sperm involved is not donated.