intrauterine

adjective
in·tra·uter·ine | \ˌin-trə-ˈyü-tə-rən, -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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Our second pregnancy was achieved after one doctor assisted intrauterine insemination. Amber Leventry, Longreads, "Making Peace with Selective Reduction," 29 June 2018 After seeking the help of a reproductive endocrinologist, the couple tried in vitro fertilization treatment when IUI (intrauterine insemination) didn’t work. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Creates Stunning Tribute to Rainbow Baby Using Items From Her IVF Journey," 14 Feb. 2018 The emergence of this new set of babies was aided by intrauterine insemination treatments administered by fertility doctors. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Christy Hemme, ex-WWE wrestler, to give birth to quadruplets," 20 Dec. 2017 Teva announced the sale of its intrauterine contraceptive business to a unit of Cooper Co s. for $1.1 billion on Monday afternoon. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Now Comes the Hard Part at Teva," 11 Sep. 2017 Through IUI (intrauterine insemination) treatment, Clarissa was soon pregnant with Shanna and discovered at her 20-week ultrasound that her daughter didn’t have pulmonary and aortic arteries. Cathy Free, PEOPLE.com, "Utah Couple Who Lost Five Babies in 11 Months Honor Their Children’s Memory: We Wake Up to ‘Raw Hearts and Pain’," 7 Aug. 2017 Very few studies have looked at cancer associations with other forms of hormonal contraception, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "No, Birth Control Doesn't Cause Cancer. (In Fact, It Protects Against It)," 13 July 2017 Researchers say the Affordable Care Act has increased women's access to contraceptives, including highly effective methods like intrauterine devices and implants. The New York Times, NOLA.com, "White House acts to ease birth control rule for employers with religious objections," 30 May 2017 Researchers say the Affordable Care Act has increased women’s access to contraceptives, including highly effective methods like intrauterine devices and implants. Robert Pear, New York Times, "White House Acts to Roll Back Birth-Control Mandate for Religious Employers," 29 May 2017

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circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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intrauterine

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of intrauterine

medical : used or occurring within the uterus

intrauterine

adjective
in·tra·uter·ine | \-ˈyüt-ə-rən, -ˌrīn \

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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