assisted reproductive technology

noun

Medical Definition of assisted reproductive technology

: the use of technology to assist human reproduction in the treatment of infertility especially : a procedure (such as in vitro fertilization or gamete intrafallopian transfer) that involves the removal of eggs from an ovary and fertilization by sperm in vitro The first factor is the growing supply and demand for what are called assisted reproductive technologies. The United States has approximately 370 in vitro fertilization clinics, where egg and sperm are brought together in a dish and then implanted in women with fertility problems. — Jeff Wheelwright, Discover, January 2003 People contemplating assisted reproductive technology—in vitro fertilization and other high-tech manipulations—can now look up data on the success rate of fertility clinics on a government web site. Consumer Reports, June 1998 abbreviation ART

Learn More about assisted reproductive technology

Share assisted reproductive technology

Resources for assisted reproductive technology

Comments on assisted reproductive technology

What made you want to look up assisted reproductive technology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a servile follower or underling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!