false pain

n.

A uterine contraction, preceding and sometimes resembling a true labor pain, but distinguishable from it by the lack of progressive effacement and dilation of the cervix.

Nearby words

  1. filoselle,
  2. filosus,
  3. filovirus,
  4. fils,
  5. filt.,
  6. filter bed,
  7. filter bubble,
  8. filter cake,
  9. filter factor,
  10. filter feeder


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