removal (spontaneous or induced) of an embryo or foetus from the uterus before it reaches the stage when it can survive outside the womb

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    a tube used to allow passage of fluid from or into a body cavity.

    the increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occuring in the process of development.

    a controlled experiment with a defined set of people, to evaluate the efficacy or safety of a drug, vaccine, surgical procedure or other form of medical intervention.

    a fear of corpses.

    an instrument used to estimate the amount of butterfat in milk.

    a protein synthesised in the kidney which stimulates the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow.

    inflammation of the mucous membrane of the rectum.

    a malignant tumour of connective or other non-epithelial tissues.

    the random movement of particles towards a uniform distribution throughout the available volume.

    a contagious skin disease causing severe itching.

    infection of the blood with several forms of bacteria.

    any very minute organism.

    1. The period that has elapsed since birth. 2. To grow old.

    a discolouration.