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English definition of “in vitro fertilization”

in vitro fertilization

noun [U] uk   (abbreviation IVF) us  
a treatment for a woman who cannot become pregnant naturally, in which an egg is fertilized outside her body and the resulting embryo is put into her womb to develop into a baby
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