: a cavity or space that resembles a womb in containing and enveloping
: a place where something is generated
Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere, the show grapples with such fraught issues as the regulation of embryos grown outside the womb, the racist origins of modern gynecology, surrogacy and the influence of wealthy benefactors on medical research. —Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2023 Twin 12-day-old babies, in the first TV credits of their (very young) lives, played Ellie fresh out of the womb. —Jordan Moreau, Variety, 12 Mar. 2023 New Boston: Prosecutors asked a jury Wednesday to sentence a woman to death for killing a pregnant woman and stealing her unborn daughter from her womb. —From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2022 The fetus dialogue is adapted from a moment in Oates’ novel, in which Monroe imagines this thought coming from her womb, according to Decider. —Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 3 Oct. 2022 Three in-person office visits would also be required: the first to administer mifepristone, the second to administer misoprostol -- which causes the pregnancy to be expelled -- and the third to assess any complications and ensure there were no fetal remains in the womb. —Anne Flaherty, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2023 Sorry for kicking you in the womb. —Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 12 Apr. 2023 Cases of syphilis surged 32% in one year, including an alarming rise in infections passed from pregnant mothers to babies developing in the womb. —Deidre Mcphillips, CNN, 11 Apr. 2023 Medical experts generally recognize around 24 weeks’ gestation as the point at which a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. —Chloe Atkins, NBC News, 11 Apr. 2023 See More
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