Definition of ectogenesis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌektəˈjenəsəs/


(Chiefly in science fiction) the development of embryos in artificial conditions outside the uterus.
Example sentences
  • And yet, the prospect of ectogenesis raises questions of more immediate significance, and thinking about this future prospect compels us to examine some current practices.
  • The article also mentions that the research involved in ectogenesis may not be completed in the US due to our exceedingly silly restrictions on stem cell and IVF laws.
  • When being utilised in this way, ectogenesis raises few new ethical issues.



Pronunciation: /ˈektəˌjēn/
Example sentences
  • Mikhail Odoyevsky is an ectogene, produced from the composite genes of two mothers and three fathers, all mid-level members of the Praesidium.


Pronunciation: /ˌektəˌjəˈnetik/
Example sentences
  • It suggests that there is no way of telling if children produced by ectogenesis will turn out to be normal, without actually producing an ectogenetic child.
  • It was in 1951 that Dupont and Schwarz produced the first ectogenetic child.


Pronunciation: /-ˌjəˈnetik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • We’ve manufactured genes, we can produce birth ectogenetically, we can practically clone people like carrots!
  • Children, if future generations were required, would be produced ectogenetically.

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Syllabification: ec·to·gen·e·sis

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