in utero

adverb or adjective
\ in-ˈyü-tə-ˌrō How to pronounce in utero (audio) \

Definition of in utero

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

Examples of in utero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The path of Mike Budenholzer's life was determined for him in utero. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 July 2021 Their son, Joshua, was delivered at the UConn Health in Farmington after his twin sister died in utero. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 5 July 2021 And what of the mamas, those wanting to simply protect their babies in utero and in arms. Rachel Hardeman, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 Covid-19 while in utero, McAlonan plans to compare their development patterns and perhaps find similarities and additional risk factors among the infants who later develop mental disorders. Sara Reardon Reprints, STAT, 29 Apr. 2021 Those antibodies could provide protection to babies in utero and beyond. oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2021 That egg didn’t get enough calcium in utero, and since the shell is weakened, it should also be discarded. Sarah Zlotnick, Country Living, 9 June 2021 But, studying data from 137 pairs of expectant women and fetuses, Janet DiPietro at Johns Hopkins University discovered that the chain reaction also ran the other way, with moms unconsciously responding to activity from their in utero passengers. Abigail Tucker, Washington Post, 6 May 2021 Hospital researchers found that placentas of women who tested positive for the virus showed evidence of injury, like abnormal blood flow between mother and baby in utero. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of in utero

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in utero

Latin

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“In utero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20utero. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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in utero

adverb or adjective
\ in-ˈyüt-ə-ˌrō How to pronounce in utero (audio) \

Medical Definition of in utero

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

in utero

adverb or adjective
\ in-ˈyü-tə-rō How to pronounce in utero (audio) \

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 exposureBurgess v. Eli Lilly & Co., 995 F.2d 646 (1993)

History and Etymology for in utero

Latin

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