missed abortion

missed abortion 'mist- n an intrauterine death of a fetus that is not followed by its immediate expulsion

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retention in the uterus of an abortus that has died, indicated either by cessation of growth and hardening of the uterus or by actual diminution of its size; absence of fetal heart tones after they have been heard is also definitive; more accurate information of fetal death is obtainable by fetal electrocardiography and ultrasonography.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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