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ectopic pregnancy

noun, Medicine/Medical
the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube.
Also called extrauterine pregnancy.
Origin of ectopic pregnancy
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ectopic pregnancy
  • One from her husband saying that they were in the emergency room, she had an ectopic pregnancy and was going to surgery.
  • All the signs added up to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
  • Click the icon to see an image of an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, and ectopic pregnancy.
British Dictionary definitions for ectopic pregnancy

ectopic pregnancy

(pathol) the abnormal development of a fertilized egg outside the cavity of the uterus, usually within a Fallopian tube
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ectopic pregnancy in Medicine

ectopic pregnancy n.
Implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum outside the cavity of the uterus. Also called eccyesis.

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