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  1. sur·ro·gate moth·er
    IPA[ˈsərəɡət]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person, animal, or thing that takes on all or part of the role of mother to another person or animal.

    • 2. a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg fertilized by the other woman's partner, or from the implantation in her uterus of a fertilized egg from the other woman.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: surrogate mother, plural noun: surrogate mothers

    • noun

      a person or animal which takes on all or part of the role of mother to another person or animal.

      a woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg fertilized by the other woman's partner, or from the implantation in her uterus of a fertilized egg from the other woman.

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