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Intrauterine means "inside the uterus."
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The fetus grows inside the uterus (in an intrauterine environment). An intrauterine device (IUD) is an object placed in the uterus to prevent conception and pregnancy.Update Date: 8/17/2007 Updated by: Melanie N. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.