embryo transfer

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of embryo transfer

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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