embryo transfer

noun

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 But both of those embryo transfers failed, which was even harder. Annie Daly, Allure, 9 July 2024 In serving to both replace and recapitulate a past dog, the business of cloning becomes a kind of scientific magic trick, dealing in the language of cell cultures, cryopreservation, embryo transfers—opaque words for an opaque process. Alexandra Horowitz, The New Yorker, 24 June 2024 That began with the State of the Union address, when first lady Jill Biden hosted a woman whose embryo transfer was canceled because of the Alabama ruling. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 14 June 2024 This included patients who were preparing for embryo transfers and others who had started injecting the hormones needed for egg retrieval. Jessica Kutz, Vox, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for embryo transfer 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Embryo transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryo%20transfer. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

embryo transfer

noun
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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