tubal pregnancy

n.

An ectopic pregnancy developing in the fallopian tube.

Nearby words

  1. tub-thumper,
  2. tub-thumping,
  3. tuba,
  4. tubal,
  5. tubal ligation,
  6. tubal-cain,
  7. tubate,
  8. tubby,
  9. tube,
  10. tube cell


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Culture definitions for tubal pregnancy

tubal pregnancy

[ (tooh-buhl, tyooh-buhl) ]

A pregnancy that begins with implantation of the embryo in one of the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. Tubal pregnancy is usually caused by a defect in the tube that prevents the fertilized ovum from moving freely through it.

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