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Definition of Habitual abortion

Habitual abortion: The miscarriage of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies. The abortion of 3 or more miscarriages (spontaneous abortions) with no intervening pregnancies is also termed recurrent abortion.

Habitual or recurrent abortion is a form of infertility. It is sometimes due to chromosome abnormalities or other genetic causes.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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