abruption

noun abrup·tion \ ə-ˈbrəp-shən \

Definition of abruption

: a sudden breaking off or away

Origin and Etymology of abruption

borrowed from Latin abruptiōn-, abruptiō, from abrup-, variant stem of abrumpere "to break off short" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abrupt


Medical Dictionary

abruption

noun ab·rup·tion \ a-ˈbrəp-shən, ə- \

medical Definition of abruption

: a sudden breaking off : detachment of portions from a mass
  • placental abruption

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