menstrual-extraction

menstrual extraction

noun
an abortion procedure involving suction aspiration of the uterine contents early in gestation, before the first missed menstrual period: sometimes performed later.
Also called endometrial aspiration, vacuum aspiration, vacuum curettage.


Origin:
1970–75

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To menstrual-extraction
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: menstrual phase
Next Definition: menstruant
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for menstrual-extraction
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing menstrual-extraction
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature