noun, plural abortuses.
immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely passed or curetted.
an aborted fetus.

< Neo-Latin, Latin: miscarriage, equivalent to abor(īrī) to miscarry (see abort) + -tus suffix of v. action

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abortus a·bor·tus (ə-bôr'təs)
The product or products of an abortion.

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The bacterium brucella abortus is the principal cause of brucellosis in cattle.
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