dilation and evacuation

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dilation and evacuation

n. Abbr. D & E
A surgical abortion performed during the second trimester of pregnancy by dilation of the cervix and removal of the fetus, placenta, and fetal membranes, usually by use of vacuum aspiration and surgical instruments.
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Translations

di·la·tion and e·vac·u·a·tion

n. aborto evacuado o quirúrgico.
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