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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • intrauterine — [in΄trəyo͞ot′ər in] adj. within the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • intrauterine — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1836 situated, used, or occurring within the uterus < intrauterine insemination >; also involving the part of development that takes place in the uterus < intrauterine mortality …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • intrauterine — /in treuh yooh teuhr in, teuh ruyn /, adj. located or occurring within the uterus. [1825 35; INTRA + UTERINE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • intrauterine — in|tra|u|ter|ine [ ,ıntrə jutə,raın ] adjective MEDICAL inside the WOMB (=part of a woman s body where a baby grows) => IUD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intrauterine — adj. located within the uterus, occurring within the uterus …   English contemporary dictionary

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