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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However, the embryo transferred at Chorzow zoo is smaller than expected. NBC News, "Rhino born at San Diego zoo, marking key step in protecting threatened species," 30 July 2019 However, the embryo transferred at Chorzow zoo is smaller than expected. NBC News, "Rhino born at San Diego zoo, marking key step in protecting threatened species," 30 July 2019 As San Diego Zoo Global explains, this could be accomplished through reproductive techniques such as artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Artificially Conceived Southern White Rhino Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 However, the embryo transferred at Chorzow zoo is smaller than expected. Fox News, "Rhino saved? Southern white rhino gives birth aided by artificial insemination," 1 Aug. 2019 To the rhino moms, the embryo transfer will appear much like artificial insemination. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Birth at Safari Park marks milestone in saving nearly extinct rhino," 29 July 2019 Two women who had successful transplants are waiting on their embryo transfer for IVF. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Baby Born from a Dead Donor’s Transplanted Womb for the First Time in the U.S.," 9 July 2019 About five months ago, after another IVF and two frozen embryo transfers, the now 42-year-old gave birth to her second son, Wyatt. Veronica Dagher, WSJ, "Despite High Costs, More Women Are Interested in Single Motherhood," 29 June 2019 When the time is right, the surrogate will go to the IVF clinic for the embryo transfer. Ben Tinker, CNN, "The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered," 14 June 2019

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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

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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