Definition of Effacement

1. Noun. Shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor.




2. Noun. Withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous.
Exact synonyms: Self-effacement
Generic synonyms: Withdrawal
Derivative terms: Efface

Definition of Effacement

1. n. The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.

Definition of Effacement

1. Noun. withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous ¹

2. Noun. (medical) A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effacement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Effacement

1. The thinning of the cervix which occurs before and while it dilates. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Effacement

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1. Critical Miscellanies by John Morley (1877)
"... we may value the more highly, as well for its rarity as for its intrinsic worth, Mr. Mill's quality of self-effacement, and his steadfast care to look ..."

2. De L'intelligence by Hippolyte Taine (1900)
"CHAPITRE II LOIS DE LA RENAISSANCE ET DE L'effacement DES IMAGES SOMMAIRE. I. L'image d'une sensation peut surgir après un long intervalle. — Exemples. ..."

3. Science from an Easy Chair: A Second Series by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"... CHAPTER XXVIII THE effacement OF NATURE BY MAN VERY few people have any idea of the extent to which man since his upgrowth in the late Tertiary period ..."

4. Obstetrics, normal and operative by George Peaslee Shears (1916)
"FIG. 105 FIG. ID5. FIG. 104.—Cervix of primipara. Beginning effacement. —Cervix of primipara. effacement complete. Beginning dilatation. ..."

5. A Treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering and Soils by George Perkins Merrill (1906)
"(10) effacement of Original Characteristics through Weathering. — In cases of extreme decomposition, in place, the residual products may so slightly ..."

6. The Singing of the Future by David Thomas Ffrangcon- Davies (1905)
"The Christ, central figure of revelation and of art, reverence, courage, knowledge, self-effacement, concentration, oratorio songs "sing themselves," ..."

7. Philip Dru: Administrator : a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 by Edward Mandell House (1912)
"... CHAPTER LIU THE effacement OF PHILIP DRU IN the years since he had graduated from West Point General Dru had learned to speak German, French and Spanish ..."

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