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IVF Line breaks: IVF
Pronunciation: /ʌɪviːˈɛf/

Definition of IVF in English:


[mass noun]
A medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or elsewhere outside the body: her twins had been conceived through IVF [as modifier]: IVF treatment
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  • My second daughter was conceived by IVF and she's now 21 years old.
  • The chance of multiple births is higher with IVF because more than one embryo is often put back in the woman's womb.
  • Fertility treatment with donor eggs is normally carried out using IVF.


1970s: short for in vitro fertilization.

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