WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsur•ro•gate ˈmoth•er, n. [countable]
  • a woman who enables a couple to have a child by carrying to term an embryo conceived by the couple and transferred to her uterus, or by being inseminated with the man's sperm and either donating the embryo for transfer to the woman's uterus or carrying it to term.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    surrogate mother, 
    1. Surgerya person who acts in the place of another person's biological mother.
    2. Surgeryan animal that is given another's offspring to raise.
    3. Surgery, Medicine[Med.]a woman who helps a couple to have a child by carrying to term an embryo conceived by the couple and transferred to her uterus, or by being inseminated with the man's sperm and either donating the embryo for transfer to the woman's uterus or carrying it to term. Cf.  embryo transfer. 
    • 1975–80

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    surrogate mother n
    1. a woman who bears a child on behalf of a couple unable to have a child, either by artificial insemination from the man or implantation of an embryo from the woman

    surrogacy /ˈsʌrəɡəsɪ/ n
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