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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sho


  1. An appearance.
  2. First appearance of blood in beginning menstruation.
  3. Sign of impending labor, characterized by the discharge from the vagina of a small amount of blood-tinged mucus representing the extrusion of the mucous plug which has filled the cervical canal during pregnancy.

[A.S. sceáwe]

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