molar pregnancy

[ moh-ler preg-nuhn-see ]
/ ˈmoʊ lər ˌprɛg nən si /

noun Pathology, Embryology.

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.

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Also called mole [mohl], /moʊl/, hy·da·tid·i·form mole [hahy-duh-tid-uh-fawrm mohl] /haɪ dəˈtɪd ə fɔrm ˌmoʊl/ .

Origin of molar pregnancy

First recorded in 1830–35
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