test-tube baby


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test-·tube ba·by

popular term for a baby born after uterine implantation of a maternal oocyte fertilized in vitro.

test-tube baby

n.
A baby developed from an egg that was fertilized outside the body and then implanted in the uterus of the biological or surrogate mother.

test-tube baby

A term gestational product resulting from in vitro fertilization of an egg implanted in a uterus and carried to term by either the genetic mother or by a surrogate–gestational mother. See Artificial reproduction, Baby M, in vitro reproduction, Surrogate motherhood.

test-tube ba·by

(test-tūb bā'bē)
Popular term for a baby born after uterine implantation of a maternal oocyte fertilized in vitro.
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Elizabeth Carr was born three years after the world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in England.
Different opinions on whether a country with a population of 1 billion needed to do research into test-tube births kept China from the work until six years after the world's first test-tube baby was born," the report says.
defeated near Aboukir by Napoleon; 1848: Statesman Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl, was born; 1948: Bread rationing in Britain ended, 1959: The Hovercraft SR-N1 made its first Channel crossing in less than two hours, 1978: The first test-tube baby was born in Oldham, Lancashire.
Lisa and Jack, from Englewood, Colorado, used genetic testing to select a test-tube baby to act as a donor for Molly.
A SCOTTISH couple who are fighting to have a test-tube baby girl last night condemned health bosses as "arrogant".
Edith, who is married to retired fireman Trevor, is one of the oldest women in Britain to have a test-tube baby.
The world's first test-tube baby was Louise Brown who was born 18 years ago.
He will hail the country's "great history", including DNA breakthroughs, the first test-tube baby, and 34 Nobel Prizes in medicine.
TWO British families have asked doctors to use genetic screening for a test-tube baby to act as a donor for a critically-ill older child, it was revealed yesterday.
Two families have approached a British IVF clinic to explore the possibility of using genetic screening to select a test-tube baby who would act as a donor for a critically-ill older child, it emerged yesterday.
The most moving moments of this surprisingly dry documentary was footage of the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby.
The test-tube baby programme was launched in January 1984.