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test-tube baby:see in vitro fertilizationin vitro fertilization
(IVF), technique for conception of a human embryo outside the mother's body. Several ova, or eggs, are removed from the mother's body and placed in special laboratory culture dishes (Petri dishes); sperm from the father are then added, or in many cases a
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Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]
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1. a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb
2. a baby conceived by artificial insemination
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