Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medicine, the fruit of an abortion; a child born before the proper time; an abortion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a fetus which has been aborted; same as abortion{2}.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a human fetus whose weight is less than 0.5 kilogram when removed or expelled from the mother's body

Etymologies

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(borrowed) New Latin, borrowing from Latin abortus ("miscarriage")

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