lithopedion

noun
lith·​o·​pe·​di·​on | \ ˌlith-ə-ˈpē-dē-ˌän How to pronounce lithopedion (audio) \

Medical Definition of lithopedion

: a fetus calcified in the body of the mother

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“Lithopedion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lithopedion. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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