Medical Definition of abortion
1: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus:a: spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation—compare miscarriageb: induced expulsion of a human fetusc: expulsion of a fetus of a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy—see contagious abortion, trichomoniasis b, vibrionic abortion
2: arrest of development of an organ so that it remains imperfect or is absorbed
3: the arrest of a disease in its earliest stage <abortion of a cold>
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