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in vitro fertilization

noun

Definition of IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

:  fertilization of an egg in a laboratory dish or test tube; specifically :  fertilization by mixing sperm with eggs surgically removed from an ovary followed by uterine implantation of one or more of the resulting fertilized eggs —abbreviation IVF
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First Known Use of IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

1969
Medical Dictionary

in vitro fertilization

noun

Medical Definition of IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

:  fertilization of an egg in a laboratory dish or test tube; specifically :  mixture usually in a laboratory dish of sperm with eggs which have been obtained from an ovary that is followed by introduction of one or more of the resulting fertilized eggs into a female's uterus—abbreviation IVF

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