test-tube baby

noun

Definition of test-tube baby

  1. :  a child produced from an egg that was fertilized outside of a woman's body and then put back into the woman's body to finish developing

Word by Word Definitions

test-tube
  1. :  in vitro

    :  produced by in vitro fertilization

babyplay
  1. :  an extremely young child

    :  infant

    :  an extremely young animal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an extremely young child

    :  much smaller than the usual

  1. :  to tend to indulge with often excessive or inappropriate care and solicitude

    :  to use or treat with care


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