Definition of in utero in English:

in utero

Syllabification: in u·ter·o
Pronunciation: /in ˈyo͞otərō
 
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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
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    • 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.

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