extrauterine

adjective
ex·​tra·​uter·​ine | \ ˌek-strə-ˈyü-tə-rən How to pronounce extrauterine (audio) , -ˌrīn \

Definition of extrauterine

: situated or occurring outside the uterus extrauterine pregnancy

Examples of extrauterine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of extrauterine

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extrauterine was in 1709

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“Extrauterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrauterine. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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extrauterine

adjective
ex·​tra·​uter·​ine | \ ˌek-strə-ˈyüt-ə-rən How to pronounce extrauterine (audio) , -ˌrīn How to pronounce extrauterine (audio) \

Medical Definition of extrauterine

: situated or occurring outside the uterus Endometriosis can be defined as the growth of endometrial tissue composed of both glandular and stromal elements at an extrauterine site.— G. David Adamson, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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