intrauterine

adjective

in·​tra·​uter·​ine ˌin-trə-ˈyü-tə-rən How to pronounce intrauterine (audio) -ˌrīn How to pronounce intrauterine (audio)
-(ˌ)trä-
: situated, used, or occurring within the uterus
intrauterine insemination
also : involving the part of development that takes place in the uterus
intrauterine mortality

Examples of intrauterine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Tang notes that IVF does have a higher average success rate than intrauterine insemination (IUI), another fertility procedure, that still doesn't mean there's a guarantee of getting pregnant the first time around. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2024 After a third round of intrauterine insemination, another test was negative. Bracey Harris, NBC News, 15 June 2024 Each ultrasound is used to determine whether a viable, intrauterine pregnancy exists and is reviewed by our medical director. Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2024 If sperm is present, either in the semen or needing to be extracted from the testes, intrauterine insemination (IUI) may be the first recommendation. Taayoo Murray, Essence, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for intrauterine 

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First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intrauterine was circa 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Intrauterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intrauterine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

intrauterine

adjective
in·​tra·​uter·​ine ˌin-trə-ˈyüt-ə-rən How to pronounce intrauterine (audio)
-ˌrīn
: located, used, or occurring within the uterus
intrauterine growth

Medical Definition

intrauterine

adjective
in·​tra·​uter·​ine -ˈyüt-ə-rən How to pronounce intrauterine (audio) -ˌrīn How to pronounce intrauterine (audio)
: 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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