Medical Dictionary

placenta previa

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noun placenta pre·via \-ˈprē-vē-ə\

Medical Definition of placenta previa

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placentae previae

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  1. :  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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