- immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely passed or curetted.
- 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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Examples from the Web for abortus
We have therefore suggested the name Bacillus (or Bacterium) abortus, Bang, for this organism.
The term "abortus," being in the genitive case, may be employed with either generic term.
- The product or products of an abortion.
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