ectopic pregnancy

noun Medicine/Medical.

the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube.

Origin of ectopic pregnancy

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called extrauterine pregnancy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ectopic pregnancy

ectopic pregnancy


pathol the abnormal development of a fertilized egg outside the cavity of the uterus, usually within a Fallopian tube
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ectopic pregnancy in Medicine

ectopic pregnancy


Implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum outside the cavity of the uterus.eccyesis
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