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multifetal Syllabification: mul·ti·fe·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌməltēˈfētl/ /ˌməltī-/

Definition of multifetal in English:


Involving two or more fetuses: multifetal pregnancy
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  • Pressure has mounted to decrease the number of embryos transferred in pregnancy attempts, because multifetal gestations are associated with serious health risks for mothers and children.
  • In high order multiple pregnancies (triplets or greater) multifetal pregnancy reduction confers a clear benefit in terms of perinatal outcome.
  • Finally, although huge efforts are now being made to counteract multifetal pregnancy rates through elective single embryo transfer, the multiple birth epidemic may continue as a result of the wide use of ovulation inducing agents.

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