miscarriage

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miscarriage:

see abortionabortion,
expulsion of the products of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. Any interruption of human pregnancy prior to the 28th week is known as abortion. The term spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, is used to signify delivery of a nonviable embryo or fetus due
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What does it mean when you dream about a miscarriage?

Expectant parents often have dreams about miscarriages. This is almost always a symbol of their anxiety about the baby rather than a prediction that the baby will be miscarried. Miscarriages are also potent symbols of projects or business deals that have gone wrong. (Also see Baby, Embryo, Pregnant).

miscarriage

[′mis‚kar·ij]

miscarriage

1. Med spontaneous expulsion of a fetus from the womb, esp prior to the 20th week of pregnancy
2. Brit the failure of freight to reach its destination
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The only way to directly test it would be to compare the ages of women who have children with Down's syndrome and those who spontaneously abort Down's syndrome fetuses," he says.
Traumatised dogs are rushed for emergency treatment, sheep can spontaneously abort, horses gallop into fences and rabbits have been known to die from the shock.
For example, if a recently mated female is caged near a male featuring a slightly different genetic makeup (and thus a slightly different smell) than that of the male she just mated with, she often will spontaneously abort -- a phenomenon called pregnancy block.

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