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In utero is a Latin term literally meaning "in the womb" or "in the uterus". In biology, the phrase describes the state of an embryo or fetus. In legal contexts, the phrase is used to referred to an unborn child. Under common law, unborn children are still considered to exist for property transfer purposes.
Under legal contexts, In Utero refers to the gestational age (last menstrual cycle to 40 weeks) until birth.