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diagnosis using procedures available for the recognition of diseases and malformations in utero, and the conclusion reached.
Synonym(s): antenatal diagnosis
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prenatal diagnosisObstetrics The examination of fetal cells taken from the amniotic fluid, the primitive placenta–chorion, or umbilical cord for biochemical, chromosomal, or gene defects
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pre·na·tal di·ag·no·sis(prē-nā'tăl dī'ăg-nō'sis)
Diagnosis using procedures available for the recognition of diseases and malformations in utero, and the conclusion reached.
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The determination of whether a fetus possesses a disease or disorder while it is still in the womb.
Mentioned in: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
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