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

Examples of embryo transfer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For just an embryo transfer from a surrogate (when the carrier’s own egg won’t be the best option to lead to pregnancy), that runs about $800 according to the film. Essence, 5 Jan. 2022 Many papers that focus on the success rate per embryo transfer don’t account for the embryos that were thrown out but could have been viable, Cedars and Mastenbroek told STAT. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 30 Nov. 2021 Patel has had a successful IVF cycle and is now moving on to the next stage in the embryo transfer process. John Bonifield, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 Those studies also don’t account for IVF treatments that were started but did not result in an embryo transfer or pregnancy because all embryos were labeled as aneuploid by PGT-A, therefore overestimating the success of PGT-A, Mastenbroek said. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 30 Nov. 2021 Back in May, Samantha shared a candid video on her Instagram Story detailing her latest pregnancy attempt via an embryo transfer, which brought the couple hopeful news but ultimately proved unsuccessful. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Covid got in the way again eight months later when she was scheduled to have an embryo transfer. John Bonifield, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 But in October, the second embryo transfer was successful and Jovanovich became pregnant. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2021 Six months after the transplant, in August, Jovanovich's first embryo transfer didn't take. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of embryo transfer

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of embryo transfer was in 1966

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17 Jan 2022

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“Embryo transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryo%20transfer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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embryo transfer

noun

Medical 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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