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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surrogate mother mean? 

  The noun SURROGATE MOTHER has 1 sense:

1. a woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so

  Familiarity information: SURROGATE MOTHER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the father's semen and carries the fetus to term

Hypernyms ("surrogate mother" is a kind of...):

female parent; mother (a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother))

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