recurrent abortion


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recurrent abortion

the loss of three or more sequential pregnancies before 20 weeks' gestation.
Synonym(s): habitual abortion

re·cur·rent a·bor·tion

(rĕ-kŭr'ĕnt ă-bōr'shŭn)
The loss of three or more sequential pregnancies before 20 weeks' gestation.
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