Intrauterine

Intrauterine
In the uterus (the womb). As opposed to extrauterine: outside the uterus. For example, normal pregnancies are intrauterine; extrauterine pregnancies are distinctly abnormal.
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Within the uterus.

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in·tra·uter·ine -'yüt-ə-rən, -.rīn adj of, situated in, used in, or occurring within the uterus <the \intrauterine environment> <\intrauterine instillation of saline> also involving or occurring during the part of development that takes place in the uterus <\intrauterine infection> <\intrauterine mortality>

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in·tra·uter·ine (in″trə-uґtər-in) within the uterus; called also endouterine.

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