abortorium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abort. Compare auditorium, vomitorium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æ.bɔɹˈtɔə.ɹi.əm/

Noun[edit]

abortorium (plural abortoriums or abortoria)

  1. A hospital or hospital department that specializes in abortions. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
    • 1933, James Purves-Stewart, A physician's tour in soviet Russia, page 86:
      A well-equipped abortorium was then visited. This consists of a suite of rooms on the first floor.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abortorium” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 7.

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Noun[edit]

abortorium n (plural abortoria, diminutive abortoriumpje n)

  1. abortorium
    • 1933, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Geneeskunst, Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde, volume 77, page 3714:
      Wordt de toestemming verleend, dan mag niet iedere arts de operatie verrichten, doch zij moet geschieden in een abortorium (te Moscou zijn er 12) of, in kleinere plaatsen, in het ziekenhuis.