Definition of ectogenesis in English:



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.’