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dilation and extraction

[ dahy-ley-shuhnuhnd ik-strak-shuhn, dih‐ ]
/ daɪˈleɪ ʃən ənd ɪkˈstræk ʃən, dɪ‐ /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a late-term abortion in which the fetus is removed through the dilated cervix, the cranial contents being evacuated by suction. Abbreviation: D&E, D and E; D&X, D and X
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Also called in·tact di·la·tion and ex·trac·tion .

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