Definition of ectopic pregnancy in English:

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ectopic pregnancy

Pronunciation: /ekˌtäpik ˈpreɡnənsē/


A pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a Fallopian tube.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ec·top·ic preg·nan·cy

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