molar pregnancy

[ moh-ler preg-nuhn-see ]

nounPathology, Embryology.
  1. a rare complication of pregnancy in which abnormal placental tissue is accompanied by either the absence of fetal tissue or by impaired fetal tissue that cannot survive.

Origin of molar pregnancy

1
First recorded in 1830–35
  • Also called mole [mohl], /moʊl/, hy·da·tid·i·form mole [hahy-duh-tid-uh-fawrm mohl] /haɪ dəˈtɪd ə fɔrm ˌmoʊl/ .

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