lithopedion

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lithopedion

[‚lith·ə′pē·dē‚än]
(medicine)
A retained fetus that has become calcified.
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Zahra's lithopedian baby is one of just 300 cases ever reported, and the only one known where the mother has lived for so long with the dead infant inside her.
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