abruptio placentae

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin ("a breaking off of the placenta").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹʌp.ʃiˌoʊ pləˈsɛnˌti/, /ɑˈbɹʊp.tiˌoʊ plɑˈkɛnˌti/

Noun[edit]

abruptio placentae (plural abruptio placentarum or abruptiones placentarum)

  1. (gynaecology) A premature separation of the placenta from the uterine wall.[1][First attested in the mid 20th century.][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 6
  2. ^ “abruptio placentae” 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 8.