Definition of in utero in English:

in utero

Line breaks: in utero
Pronunciation: /ɪn ˈjuːtərəʊ
 
/

adverb & adjective

In a woman’s uterus; before birth: [as adverb]: this damage may occur in utero [as adjective]: the in utero development of the gastrointestinal tract
More example sentences
  • Her first heartbeat, first kick, every in utero move - all broadcast to a network of family and friends.
  • Among children who had at some time in their lives smoked daily for a month or more, those exposed in utero to a mother's pack-a-day smoking had double the odds of progressing to addiction.
  • Manipulating the in utero environment may alter the onset of cancers that appear later in the lives of mammals, according to a new University of Toronto study published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

Origin

Latin.

Definition of in utero in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bouffant
Pronunciation: ˈbuːfɒ̃
adjective
styled to stand out in a rounded shape...