Lithopedion definition

(medicine) A calcium-encased foetus that occurs in ectopic abdominal pregnancies when the foetus dies and is not reabsorbed by the maternal body, whereby the maternal system encases the foreign body (foetus) in calcium to isolate it.
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Noun

Singular:
lithopedion
Plural:
lithopedions

Origin of lithopedion

  • From Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, “stone”) + παιδίον (paidion, “little child”).

    From Wiktionary