[ uh-bawr-tuhs ]

noun,plural a·bor·tus·es.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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