from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Outside of the uterus, or womb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being beyond or outside of the uterus: applied to those cases of pregnancy in which the fetus is contained in some organ exterior to the uterus.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • FACT: The California Medical Association referred to the scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at fertilization and is continuous whether intra - or extra-uterine until death.

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  • Congratulations on your latest extra-uterine orbit, Charles!

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  • The recent development of extra-uterine fertilization technologies, however, including cryogenic storage of embryonic human beings, has created a group of humans at peril for their lives, but who, given the canonical maxim that penal laws are subject to narrow interpretation 1983 CIC 18, might fall outside the scope of the traditional abortion canon.

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  • It might be unfortunate, but until such time as extra-uterine fetal gestation becomes possible, a willing woman is required to make a baby.

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  • Occasionally, however, it happens that the impregnated ovum remains in the tube and develops there; we then have a case of what we call _extra-uterine_ (outside-of-the-uterus) or _tubal_ pregnancy.

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  • Rupture of a gastric or duodenal ulcer; rupture of liver, spleen, or extra-uterine gestation, or abdominal aneurism.

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  • Malformations of the brain, except very gross conditions which are incompatible with extra-uterine existence, are not very common.

    Disease and Its Causes

  • The activity of the nervous system is essential for extra-uterine life; life ceases by the cessation of circulation and respiration when either the whole or certain small areas of its tissue are destroyed.

    Disease and Its Causes

  • An imperfect heart which can, however, fully meet the limited demands made upon it in intra-uterine life, may be incapable of the work placed upon it in extra-uterine life.

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  • Sometimes the embryo, instead of developing in the uterus, remains in one of the ovaries, or gets lodged in one of the Fallopian tubes, or is precipitated into the abdomen, resulting, in any of these cases, in an ectopic, or extra-uterine gestation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize


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