in utero

adverb or adjective \ in-ˈyü-tə-ˌrō \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of in utero

: in the uterus : before birth
  • a disease acquired in utero
  • an in utero diagnosis

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Origin and Etymology of in utero

Latin


Medical Dictionary

in utero

adverb or adjective \ in-ˈyüt-ə-ˌrō \

medical Definition of in utero

: in the uterus : before birth
  • a disease acquired in utero
  • an in utero diagnosis

Law Dictionary

in utero

adverb or adjective \ in-ˈyü-tə-rō \

legal Definition of in utero

: in the uterus : before birth
  • an injury suffered in utero
  • that her condition could possibly be linked to in utero exposure
  • Burgess v. Eli Lilly & Co., 995 F.2d 646 (1993)

Origin and Etymology of in utero

Latin


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