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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Mohannad has become the first test-tube baby to be born to an imprisoned father.
Paying tribute to test-tube baby pioneers Professor Robert Edwards and Dr Patrick Steptoe, delighted mum Natalie, 17, of Bristol, said: "This is a very special occasion because none of us would have been here today if it hadn't been for those amazing men.
A LEADING test-tube baby clinic will celebrate the year 2000 - with its 2000th application of a revolutionary fertility treatment.
But she says she has no time to be pregnant so her 27-year-old daughter, Brandi, will carry a test-tube baby produced from Roseanne's eggs with Ben as the dad.
Lee Silver notes that hundreds of human eggs and embryos were used before the birth of the first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, in 1978.
More than 35,000 babies have been born using in vitro in the United States since Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, arrived 18 years ago last month.
Edwards, the in vitro fertilization pioneer whose work, along with that of Patrick Steptoe, led to the world's first test-tube baby in 1978.
Buckingham Palace yesterday refused to comment on newspaper stories suggesting the Countess of Wessex had been trying for a year to have a test-tube baby.
Dr Simon Fishel, from south Liverpool, worked with Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe to develop invitrofertilisation, which led to the birth of the world's first test-tube baby Louise Brown in July 1978.
Dr Fishel, 48, worked with Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe to develop invitrofertilisation, which led to the birth of the world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in July, 1978.
THE doctor who treated a brother and sister to give them a test-tube baby said yesterday he had not run checks on them.