vagitus uterinus

[ və-jītəs yōō′tə-rīnəs ]


Crying of the fetus while still within the uterus, occurring at times when the membranes have been ruptured and air has entered the uterine cavity.

Nearby words

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  5. vena,
  6. vena contracta,
  7. venacavography,
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  9. venae rectae,
  10. venal

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