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Noun: test-tube baby
  1. A baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus

Derived forms: test-tube babies

Type of: babe, baby, bub [Austral], bundle of joy, infant

Encyclopedia: Test-tube baby