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- noun An illness resulting from infection of the endometrium following childbirth or abortion, marked by fever and septicemia and usually caused by unsterile technique.
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- noun pathology A
fever, following childbirthor abortion, due to infectionof the uterus.
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- noun serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
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