Definition of miscarriage
1 : corrupt or incompetent management; especially : a failure in the administration of justice
2 : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus before it is viable and especially between the 12th and 28th weeks of gestation
Examples of miscarriage in a Sentence
a woman who has suffered multiple miscarriages
a high risk of miscarriage
Recent Examples of miscarriage from the Web
Patty comes into the conversation because Cockrum is talking about her own two miscarriages.
In one of the opera’s most powerful moments, director Jose Maria Condemi staged Frida’s miscarriage as a nightmarish scene with the Calaveras, a puppet on a stick and streams of red ribbons.
Common symptoms include nausea, cramping and heavy bleeding, similar to what women experience during a miscarriage.
Now the Oak Grove couple are helping other parents cope with miscarriage and stillbirth by making similar care packages and delivering them to Kansas City-area hospitals.
CPCs also overemphasize the likelihood of miscarriage to discourage women from seeking abortion.
This weekend, Jamie and Andy plan to deliver their first care package to one of Andy’s co-workers and his wife, who recently suffered a miscarriage.
Don’t whine about some NCAA miscarriage of justice against Louisville, or that he’s being picked on and this is some unwarranted grease stain on his resume.
Ginhoux and his colleagues also note that high levels of TNF-alpha are common in some types of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and necrotizing enterocolitis, an out-of-control immune reaction that often afflicts premature infants.
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First Known Use of miscarriage
MISCARRIAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscarriage for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which a pregnancy ends too early and does not result in the birth of a live baby
law : an unjust legal decision
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