Definition of Lithopedion

1. Noun. (medical) A calcium-encased foetus that occurs in ectopic abdominal pregnancies when the foetus dies and is not reabsorbed by the maternal body, whereby the maternal system encases the foreign body (foetus) in calcium to isolate it. ¹



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Medical Definition of Lithopedion

1. Lithopedium A retained foetus, usually extrauterine, which has become calcified. Origin: Litho-+ G. Paidion, small child (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lithopedion

lithomania
lithomantic
lithomarge
lithomarges
lithometeor
lithometeors
lithomyl
lithonephritis
lithontriptic
lithontriptics
lithontriptist
lithontriptists
lithontriptor
lithontriptors
lithopedian
lithopedion (current term)
lithopedions
lithophagous
lithophagy
lithophane
lithophanes
lithophile
lithophiles
lithophilia
lithophosphoric
lithophotography
lithophyll
lithophyse
lithophyses
lithophyta

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