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placenta previa

noun placenta pre·via \ -ˈprē-vē-ə \

medical Definition of placenta previa

plural placentae previae play \-vē-ˌē\
:an abnormal implantation of the placenta at or near the internal opening of the uterine cervix so that it tends to precede the child at birth usually causing severe maternal hemorrhage

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