abruption

noun
abrup·​tion | \ə-ˈbrəp-shən \

Definition of abruption 

: a sudden breaking off or away

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Depending on the extent of the separation, this may result in serious health complications for both mother and fetus, such as placenta abruption, which is what happened to me. Tara Shafer, Redbook, "I Lost a Baby at 33 Weeks — Now I'm Fighting to Spare Others the Same Pain," 19 June 2018 Due to a placental abruption, which caused severe blood loss to both Countess Sophie and Lady Louise, she was delivered by the Royal Surgeon and Gynecologist Marcus Setchell via emergency Caesarean section. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Who Is the Queen's Youngest Granddaughter, Lady Louise Windsor," 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of abruption

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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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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