Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3
   

IVF

In vitro fertilization, the joining of oöcytes and sperm in a laboratory dish with appropriate nutrients such that fertilization and cleavage occurs; after a few cell divisions (at the morula stage) the preimplantation embryo is transferred to a woman’s uterus, or frozen for future use.

Full-Text Search Entries

Suggestions from Other Sources

From "Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care"