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misadventure

An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related “homicide by misadventure”. In medicine, the term has become a euphemism for a therapeutic error, as in a surgical misadventure in which the wrong leg was amputated.

misadventure

Legalese An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related 'homicide by misadventure'. See Mistake. Cf Miscall.
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The primary purpose of this project was to describe the epidemiology of unintentional ingestions and therapeutic misadventures in infants younger than 6 months of age.
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