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abortus

 [ah-bor´tus]
a dead fetus or one that is nonviable (defined as one weighing less than 500 g at birth).

a·bor·tus

(ă-bōr'tŭs), The plural of abortus is abortus, not aborti or aborta. There is no such word as aborta meaning 'a woman who has had an abortion'.
Any product (or all products) of an abortion.
[L.]

abortus

/abor·tus/ (ah-bor´tus) a fetus weighing less than 500 g or having completed less than 20 weeks gestational age at the time of expulsion from the uterus, having no chance of survival.

abortus

[əbôr′təs]
any incompletely developed fetus that results from an abortion, particularly one weighing less than 500 g.

a·bor·tus

(ă-bōr'tŭs)
1. An aborted embryo or fetus and membranes.
2. Any product (or all products) of an abortion.
[L.]

abortus

a dead or nonviable fetus.
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abortus is highly pathogenic which survives and multiplies in an intracellular environment within host phagocytic cells.
Experimental studies on Brucella abortus in moose (Aloes alces).
Presently, four species have human pathogenicity, namely Brucella suis (pigs), Brucella melitensis (sheep), Brucella abortus (cattle), and Brucella canis (dogs).
To make some sense of his life, or at least to keep a record, he writes his dreams in diaries that he reads to Abortus, the fetus of his brother kept in a jar, to whom he feels an obligation "to live part of my life for him" and who, though of course mute, becomes his only confidant.
Two animals from the Forfar farm have aborted due to Brucella abortus.
Brucella abortus was the only observed sensitive gram-negative bacterium in these initial studies.
However, the use of abortuses for purposes of the derivation of stem cells is morally justifiable only if the woman who has the abortion has donated the abortus and has consented to its use for research.
The disease caused by the bacterium brucella abortus (known also as ungulant fever) can infect many mammals including humans.
Brucella abortus, a mammalian pathogen that causes brucellosis, and Rhizobium meliloti, a phylogenetically related plant mutualist, establish chronic infections in their respective hosts.
LeVier and her colleagues found that Brucella abortus with defective bacA enters mouse cells but can't create a chronic infection.
Still, since we have made our moral choice in favor of freedom of choice, why is the subject of late abortion so troubling, and along with it, why is the issue of the live-born abortus hardly less troubling?
Jan de Bruijn, Geschiedenis van de abortus in Nederland (Amsterdam, 1979) 111.