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
And while a handful of states allow death certificates for miscarriages, Cortes’ staff researched laws in the 49 other states and found none issued the equivalent of a birth certificate in such cases.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida will become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate to women who've had miscarriages.
Katie Orzehowski says her miscarriage last fall almost cost her a job.
Florida will become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate to women who've had miscarriages.
Florida will become the first state to issue what’s essentially a birth certificate to women who’ve had miscarriages.
A bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, Conlan was robbed of a shot at another medal at the Rio Games by a miscarriage of judging that was shameful even by boxing's shadowy standards.
Within 10 months of the May 2016 chemical spill, Watterson, 37, had two miscarriages.
That study, completed this June, found the opposite to be true: Women who worked with a substance called ethylene glycol ether experienced an unusually high rate of miscarriage.
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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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