vasa previa

[prēvē-ə]

n.

The presentation of the umbilical blood vessels in advance of the fetal head during labor.

Nearby words

  1. vas efferens,
  2. vas-,
  3. vasa,
  4. vasa brevia,
  5. vasa murrhina,
  6. vasa recta,
  7. vasa vasorum,
  8. vasal,
  9. vasana,
  10. vasarely


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