abortus

[ uh-bawr-tuh s ]
/ əˈbɔr təs /

noun, plural a·bor·tus·es. Medicine/Medical.

immature placental or fetal tissue prematurely passed or curetted.
an aborted fetus.

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Origin of abortus

< New Latin, Latin: miscarriage, equivalent to abor(īrī) to miscarry (see abort) + -tus suffix of v. action
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Medical definitions for abortuses

abortus
[ ə-bôrtəs ]

n.

The product or products of an abortion.
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