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a·bor·tion

 (ə-bôr′shən)
n.
1.
a. Induced termination of a pregnancy with destruction of the embryo or fetus.
b. Any of various procedures that result in the termination of a pregnancy. Also called induced abortion.
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. The premature ending or abandonment of an undertaking.
5. Something that is regarded as poorly made or done.
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abortion

(əˈbɔːʃən)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an operation or other procedure to terminate pregnancy before the fetus is viable
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the premature termination of pregnancy by spontaneous or induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus
3. (Medicine) the products of abortion; an aborted fetus
4. (Biology) the arrest of development of an organ
5. a failure to develop to completion or maturity: the project proved an abortion.
6. a person or thing that is deformed
aˈbortional adj
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a•bor•tion

(əˈbɔr ʃən)

n.
1. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.
2. any of various procedures for terminating a pregnancy.
3. Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (def. 1).
4. an immature and nonviable fetus.
5. a malformed or monstrous person or thing.
6. the arrested development of an embryo or an organ at a more or less early stage.
7. the stopping of an illness, infection, etc., at a very early stage.
8. anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature.
[1540–50; < Latin]
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Abortion

See also birth; pregnancy

1. destruction of a fetus. Also called feticide.
2. that which produces an abortion; an abortifacient
Cf. aborticide, 2.
the killing of a fetus; especially illegal abortion. Also called aborticide. — feticidal, foeticidal, adj.
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abortion

The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable (able to survive outside the uterus).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortion - termination of pregnancyabortion - termination of pregnancy    
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage - a natural loss of the products of conception
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
2.abortion - failure of a planabortion - failure of a plan      
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
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abortion

noun
1. termination, miscarriage, feticide, aborticide, deliberate miscarriage They had been going out a year when she had an abortion.
2. failure, disappointment, fiasco, misadventure, monstrosity, vain effort the abortion of the original nuclear project
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Translations
إِجْهاضإجْهَاض
interrupcepotrat
abort
aborttikeskenmenoraskaudenkeskeytys
pobačaj
abortusz
fóstureyîing
妊娠中絶
유산
abortas
abortusmisbakselmiskraamabortie
abandonembriongermen
potrat
splav
abort
การทำแท้ง
kürtajçocuk aldırma
sự phá thai

abortion

[əˈbɔːʃən]
A. N
1. (Med)
1.1. (= termination) → aborto m (provocado)
illegal abortionaborto m ilegal
to have an abortionhacerse un aborto, abortar (no de forma espontánea)
to perform or carry out an abortionpracticar un aborto
1.2. (frm) (also spontaneous abortion) → aborto m (espontáneo)
2. (= failure) → fracaso m, malogro m
B. CPD abortion clinic Nclínica f donde se practican abortos
abortion law Nley f del aborto
abortion pill Npíldora f abortiva
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abortion

[əˈbɔːrʃən]
n (MEDICINE)avortement m
to have an abortion → se faire avorter anti-abortion
modif [bill, law] → sur l'avortement; [counselling] → sur l'avortement abortion clinic, abortion pillabortion clinic nclinique f d'avortement
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abortion

nSchwangerschaftsabbruch m, → Abtreibung f (pej); (= miscarriage)Fehlgeburt f, → Abort m (form); (fig: of plan, project etc) → Fehlschlag m, → Reinfall m (inf); (pej, = person) → Missgeburt f (pej); to get or have an abortionabtreiben lassen, eine Abtreibung vornehmen lassen
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abortion

[əˈbɔːʃn] n (Med) → aborto
to have an abortion (termination) → abortire (miscarriage) → avere un aborto (spontaneo)
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abort

(əˈboːt) verb
1. to lose or bring about the loss of (an unborn child) from the womb.
2. (of a plan etc) to (cause to) come to nothing.
3. to stop or abandon (a space mission, eg the firing of a rocket) before it is completed.
aˈbortion (-ʃən) noun
aˈbortive (-tiv) adjective
unsuccessful. an abortive attempt to climb the mountain.
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abortion

إِجْهاض interrupce abort Schwangerschaftsabbruch έκτρωση aborto abortti avortement pobačaj aborto 妊娠中絶 유산 abortus abort aborcja aborto аборт abort การทำแท้ง kürtaj sự phá thai 堕胎
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a·bor·tion

n. aborto, interrupción prematura del embarazo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

abortion

n aborto provocado or inducido, aborto, interrupción voluntaria del embarazo; habitual — aborto habitual; incomplete — aborto incompleto; partial birth — aborto por nacimiento parcial; spontaneous — aborto espontáneo; therapeutic — aborto terapéutico; threatened — amenaza de aborto; to have an — tener un aborto
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References in periodicals archive ?
The optimal mode of management in women undergoing termination of pregnancy with previous multiple caesarean births presents a challenge for obstetricians due to absence of evidence-based protocols of proven efficacy, safety and acceptability in these challenging cases10.
Sahni, in his petition, mentioned that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 completely prohibits termination of pregnancy in case fetus is suffering from severe abnormality even after a period of 20 weeks.
Maternity leave for female workers in every instance of pregnancy, miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, regardless of frequency
In cases of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, the expectant mothers shall be granted 60 days of paid leave benefits.
A child may consent to a surgical procedure to terminate a pregnancy in terms of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, [2] provided he/she can give informed consent.
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: "Our view has always been a woman from Northern Ireland, in Wales, should be able to access termination of pregnancy on the same basis as women in Wales.
To answer the question as to whether the consent provisions of the CTOP can also be used for live births, it is necessary to consider (i) the definition of 'termination of pregnancy' in the CTOP; (ii) the purpose of the CTOP; (iii) the definition of 'abortion' in the Abortion and Sterilization Act No.
All women seeking termination of pregnancy between 12 - 20 weeks period of gestation were screened for the inclusion and exclusion criteria and those fulfilling the criteria were included into the study.
The Committee recommends that (a) termination of pregnancy should be lawful where the life or health of the woman is at risk and that a distinction should not be drawn between the physical and mental health of the woman, (b) provision for gestational limits for termination of pregnancy should be guided by the best available medical evidence and be provided for in legislation, and (c) any assessments in relation to the termination of pregnancy where the life or the health of the woman is at risk should be made by no fewer than two specialist physicians and the law should be amended to provide accordingly.
In the absence of therapeutic options, the possibility of termination of pregnancy (TOP) for fetal anomaly is more and more likely to be considered.
The doctors believe the termination of pregnancy at this stage is out of question.
The 46- year- old Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act does not allow a woman to abort if her pregnancy crosses 20 weeks.

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