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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: vi'a-bil'i-te

Definition: Capability of living; the state of being viable; usually connotes a fetus that has reached 500 g in weight and 20 gestational weeks' development (18 weeks after fertilization).

[Fr. viabilité fr. L. vita, life]

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