surrogate mother

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of surrogate mother

:a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman

surrogate motherhood

noun

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First Known Use of surrogate mother

1978


SURROGATE MOTHER Defined for English Language Learners

surrogate mother

noun

Definition of surrogate mother for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who agrees to become pregnant in order to give the baby to someone who cannot have children


Medical Dictionary

surrogate mother

noun

medical Definition of surrogate mother

:a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman

surrogate motherhood

noun

Law Dictionary

surrogate mother

noun surrogate moth·er

legal Definition of surrogate mother

:a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman

surrogate motherhood

noun

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