Meaning of ectogenesis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛktə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/


mass noun
  • (chiefly in science fiction) the development of embryos in artificial conditions outside the uterus.

    ‘And yet, the prospect of ectogenesis raises questions of more immediate significance, and thinking about this future prospect compels us to examine some current practices.’
    • ‘The article also mentions that the research involved in ectogenesis may not be completed in the US due to our exceedingly silly restrictions on stem cell and IVF laws.’
    • ‘When being utilised in this way, ectogenesis raises few new ethical issues.’