Definition of ectopic pregnancy in English:

ectopic pregnancy

Line breaks: ec|top¦ic preg|nancy

noun

  • A pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the womb, typically in a fallopian tube: one in every 100 women run the risk of an ectopic pregnancy [mass noun]: the dangers of ectopic pregnancy
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    • However, they are not very effective at preventing ectopic pregnancies which develop outside the uterine cavity.
    • Anyone who can get pregnant can have an ectopic pregnancy.
    • This is because overall the risk of pregnancy in these situations is low, but if pregnancy does occur an ectopic pregnancy is more likely.

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