abdominal gestation


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ab·dom·i·nal ges·ta·tion

(ab-dom'i-năl jes-tā'shŭn)
An extrauterine pregnancy in which the embryo develops in the peritoneal cavity.
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abdominal gestation

Ectopic pregnancy in which the embryo develops in the abdominal cavity.
See also: gestation
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abdominal gestation

A type of ECTOPIC PREGNANCY in which a FETUS develops outside the womb but in the abdominal cavity. This is a dangerous state of affairs liable to lead to profuse internal bleeding.
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