embryo transfer

noun

Definition of embryo transfer 

1 : the final procedure of the in vitro fertilization process that involves transfer of one or more embryos into the uterine cavity typically by using a catheter inserted through the uterine cervix

2 : a procedure used in animal breeding in which an embryo from a superovulated female is removed and reimplanted in the uterus of another female

called also embryo transplant

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The pregnancy rate was 32.6 percent after embryo transfer or 14 of 43 — which really hits home the point that egg freezing is not a guarantee of a baby. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, "Do ‘social’ egg freezers use their eggs? Here are new numbers from a large fertility center.," 6 July 2018 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018 Barker expects to have Coleman's embryo transferred to her uterus this January, meaning the baby would be born in the fall. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "A Woman Will Give Birth to Her Own Grandchild for the Second Time," 10 Nov. 2017 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018 Scientists will be perfecting artificial insemination techniques and embryo transfer techniques on the females, which undergo weekly ultrasounds. Time, "A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies," 19 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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embryo transfer

noun

Medical Definition of embryo transfer 

: a procedure used especially in animal breeding in which an embryo from a superovulated female is removed and reimplanted in the uterus of another female

called also embryo transplant

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