misbirth

misbirth

(ˈmɪsˌbɜːθ)
n
an abortion or miscarriage
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Against the midwife carrying "a misbirth with a trailing navelcord" in her bag (again, life and death) he conjures a "belly without blemish, bulging, big, a buckler of taut vellum" (46).
The first reason he gives for the occurrence of monstrous births is, "Peccatum originale, original sin, and the fall of our first parents, because if they had nor sinned, such misbirths would be unknown.