Fetus papyraceus

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fetus papyraceus fetus pap·y·ra·ce·us (pāp'ə-rā'shē-əs, -shəs)
n.
One of twin fetuses that has died and has been pressed against the uterine wall as a result of the growth of the living fetus.

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