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Related to vacuum aspiration: dilation and evacuation
A method of abortion performed during the first trimester of pregnancy in which the contents of the uterus are withdrawn through a narrow tube. Also called suction curettage, vacuum curettage.
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|Noun||1.||vacuum aspiration - a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix|
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy