in utero

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin in utero (in the uterus).

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in utero (not comparable)

  1. Occurring or residing within the uterus or womb.

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Adjective[edit]

in utero (not comparable)

  1. Occurring or residing within the uterus or womb.
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Biotics Codex entry:
      Most organic species are capable of developing biotic abilities, though there are risks involved. Biotics are the result of in-utero exposure to element zero. This usually causes fatal cancers in the victim, but in rare cases it coalesces into nodules within the fetus's developing nervous system.
    • 2015 December 1, Stein, Richard A., “The Naturome Awaits the Nurturome”, in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, volume 35, number 21, page 36:
      A major research effort in Dr. Nawrot's group is focusing on understanding in utero factors that shape disease risk later in life.

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  • prenatal (semantically overlapping, although not always interchangeable)

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