Medical Dictionary


noun ef·face·ment \i-ˈfās-mənt, e-\

Medical Definition of EFFACEMENT

:  obliteration of the uterine cervix by shortening and softening during labor so that only the external orifice remains
ef·face \-ˈfās\ transitive verb, ef·faced ef·fac·ing


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears