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docimasia

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noun doc·i·ma·sia \ˌdäs-ə-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of docimasia

  1. :  determination as to whether a dead infant was stillborn by placing the body in water in which it sinks unless the infant has expanded the lungs in respiration


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