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One entry found for dilation and extraction.
Main Entry: dilation and extraction
Function: noun
: a surgical abortion that is typically performed during the third trimester or later part of the second trimester of pregnancy and in which the uterine cervix is dilated and death of the fetus is induced after it has passed partway through the birth canal -- called also D&X, partial-birth abortion

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