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vagitus uterinus

Pronunciation: va-ji'tus yu'ter-i'nus

Definition: Crying of the fetus while still within the uterus, possible when the membranes have been ruptured and air has entered the uterine cavity.

[L. fr. vagio, to squall; L. fr. uterus, womb]

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