threatened abortion

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈθɹɛt.n̩d əˈbɔɹ.ʃn̩/

Noun[edit]

threatened abortion (plural threatened abortions)

  1. (medicine) A condition approximating an imminent abortion, where there is bleeding but the fetus remains attached to the uterine wall.

References[edit]

  • 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 7: