in vitro fertilization Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “in vitro fertilization” in the English Dictionary

"in vitro fertilization" in British English

See all translations

in vitro fertilizationnoun [U]

uk   us   (abbreviation IVF)
a ​treatment for a woman who cannot ​becomepregnantnaturally, in which an ​egg is fertilizedoutside her ​body and the ​resultingembryo is put into her womb to ​develop into a ​baby
(Definition of in vitro fertilization from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in vitro fertilization”
in Chinese (Simplified) 体外受精,试管内受精…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體外受精,試管內受精…
What is the pronunciation of in vitro fertilization?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More