fetus papyraceus

fetus papyraceus
a dead fetus pressed flat by the growth of a living twin.

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  • papyraceus — papyra̱ce|us, ...cea, ...ce|um [zu gr. παπυρος = Papierstaude, Papier]: papierartig, papierdünn; z. B. in den Fügungen Lamina papyracea (ältere Bez. für ↑Lamina orbitalis) u. ↑Fetus papyraceus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Fetus — The unborn offspring from the end of the 8th week after conception (when the major structures have formed) until birth. Up until the eighth week, the developing offspring is called an embryo. * * * 1. The unborn young of a viviparous animal… …   Medical dictionary

  • fetus compressus — f. papyraceus …   Medical dictionary

  • paper-doll fetus — papyraceous fetus f. papyraceus …   Medical dictionary

  • membranous twin — fetus papyraceus …   Medical dictionary

  • Vanishing twin — Classification and external resources A fetus papyraceus shown with its umbilical cord next to the placenta of its dichorionic diamniotic twin. ICD 10 O …   Wikipedia

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