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- n. The act of cutting a foetus into pieces within the womb, so that it can be removed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cutting a fetus into pieces within the womb, so as to effect its removal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dissection of embryos; embryological anatomy.
- n. In obstetrics, the division of the fetus in the uterus into fragments in order to effect delivery: an operation employed, for example, when the pelvis of the mother is too narrow to admit of natural delivery.
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)