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abortus

[uh-bawr-tuh s] /əˈbɔr təs/
noun, plural abortuses. Medicine/Medical.
1.
immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely passed or curetted.
2.
an aborted fetus.
Origin of abortus
< New Latin, Latin: miscarriage, equivalent to abor(īrī) to miscarry (see abort) + -tus suffix of v. action
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abortuses in Medicine

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

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