in·​tra·​uter·​ine | \ ˌin-trə-ˈyü-tə-rən How to pronounce intrauterine (audio) , -ˌrīn, -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intrauterine

: situated, used, or occurring within the uterus intrauterine insemination also : involving the part of development that takes place in the uterus intrauterine mortality

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Recent Examples on the Web Other options include embryo freezing, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF), SELF explained previously. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Emma Roberts Had Undiagnosed Endometriosis for Years Before Her Pregnancy," 11 Nov. 2020 Purchasing sperm from a bank can cost between $1,000 and $5,000, and our insurance has very specific and limited coverage for intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF)., "We’ve Spent 6K On At-Home Insemination Amid COVID-19," 30 Sep. 2020 But the government didn't dispute the rise in sterilizations or the gap in the ratio of new intrauterine devices (IUDs) between Xinjiang and the rest of mainland China. Ivan Watson, Rebecca Wright And Ben Westcott, CNN, "Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women," 21 Sep. 2020 Too late into her cycle to start a new round of IVF, Starsiak Hawk didn't want to wait, so Dr. Colver suggested a natural (non-medicated) IUI, which stands for intrauterine insemination. Emily Strohm,, "Good Bones' Mina Starsiak Hawk and Husband Steve Hawk Welcome Daughter Charlotte Drew," 16 Sep. 2020 In the past, trying to get Mei pregnant has required two teams employing the same equipment and catheters used for intrauterine insemination of humans—with a catch. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "The Miracle of Breeding a Panda Cub During a Pandemic," 22 Aug. 2020 On March 17, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommended that fertility clinics and doctors suspend all new treatment cycles during the COVID-19 crisis, including in vitro fertilization, intrauterine inseminations and egg freezing. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know," 19 Mar. 2020 These included the use of intrauterine insemination (IUI) to conceive Slate, then multiple failed rounds of in vitro fertilization and miscarriages before welcoming Cruz. Jen Juneau,, "Pregnant Teddi Mellencamp Reveals Top Four Names for Baby Girl — and Asks Followers to Choose," 30 Dec. 2019 That’s why infants are particularly vulnerable to intrauterine infections, which include toxoplasmosis, rubella, syphilis and Zika. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at Birth," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of intrauterine

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2020

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“Intrauterine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of intrauterine

medical : used or occurring within the uterus


in·​tra·​uter·​ine | \ -ˈyüt-ə-rən How to pronounce intrauterine (audio) , -ˌrīn How to pronounce intrauterine (audio) \

Medical Definition of intrauterine

: of, situated in, used in, or occurring within the uterus the intrauterine environment intrauterine instillation of saline also : involving or occurring during the part of development that takes place in the uterus intrauterine infection intrauterine mortality

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