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

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/ .

Words Nearby molar pregnancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024