lithopedion


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lithopedion

[‚lith·ə′pē·dē‚än]
(medicine)
A retained fetus that has become calcified.
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It was this privatised desecration of this body of knowledge, this shocking distortion, which jumped out like a long mis-gestated lithopedion on the night Trump was declared the winner.
A lithopedion typically arises in an extra-uterine pregnancy after a 3-month gestation period; sluggish local blood circulation, a sterile fetus and conditions conducive to calcium deposition are well-recognised factors in the pathogenesis.