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surrogacy

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noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ˈsər-ə-gə-sē\

Simple Definition of surrogacy

  • : the practice by which a woman (called a surrogate mother) becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to someone who cannot have children

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of surrogacy

  1. :  the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

Examples of surrogacy in a sentence

  1. choosing between adoption and surrogacy



1982

First Known Use of surrogacy

1982


Medical Dictionary

surrogacy

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noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ˈsər-ə-gə-sē, ˈsə-rə-\

Medical Definition of surrogacy

plural surrogacies

  1. :  the practice of serving as a surrogate mother




Law Dictionary

surrogacy

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noun sur·ro·ga·cy \ˈsər-ə-gə-sē\

Legal Definition of surrogacy

plural surrogacies

  1. 1 :  the office of a surrogate

  2. 2 :  the practice of serving as a surrogate mother




Learn More about surrogacy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "surrogacy"


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