Chadwick's sign


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Chadwick's sign

 [chad´wiks]
a sign of pregnancy consisting of a dark bluish or purplish-red color of the vaginal or cervical mucosa as a result of increased blood supply to the area.

Chadwick's sign

[chad′wiks]
Etymology: James R. Chadwick, American gynecologist, 1844-1905
a sign of pregnancy that develops after the sixth week and consists of a dark bluish or purplish-red color of the vaginal or cervical mucosa as a result of increased blood supply to the area.