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tubal pregnancy

tubal pregnancy in Medicine

tubal pregnancy n.
An ectopic pregnancy developing in the fallopian tube.

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tubal pregnancy in Culture
tubal pregnancy [(tooh-buhl, tyooh-buhl)]

A pregnancy that begins with implantation of the embryo in one of the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. Tubal pregnancy is usually caused by a defect in the tube that prevents the fertilized ovum from moving freely through it.

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