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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dissection of embryos; embryological anatomy.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun (Med.) The cutting a fetus into pieces within the womb, so as to effect its removal.

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  • noun medicine The act of cutting a foetus into pieces within the womb, so that it can be removed.

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