zygote intrafallopian transfer

noun

: a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility that is similar to gamete intrafallopian transfer but in which eggs are fertilized in vitro and some of the resulting fertilized eggs are inserted into a fallopian tube
abbreviation ZIFT

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygote intrafallopian transfer was in 1986

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Cite this Entry

“Zygote intrafallopian transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygote%20intrafallopian%20transfer. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

zygote intrafallopian transfer

noun
zygote in·​tra·​fal·​lo·​pi·​an transfer -ˌin-trə-fə-ˈlō-pē-ən How to pronounce zygote intrafallopian transfer (audio)
: a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility in which eggs obtained from an ovary are fertilized in vitro with sperm and some of the resulting fertilized eggs are deposited into a fallopian tube by a laparoscope
abbreviation ZIFT
compare gamete intrafallopian transfer
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