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English definition of “ectopic pregnancy”

ectopic pregnancy

noun [C]     /ekˌtɒp.ɪkˈpreɡ.nə US  /-ˌtɑː.pɪk-/
the development of the embryo outside the usual position within the womb, usually inside one of the fallopian tubesPregnancyBirth
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