Definition of abruptio placentae in English:

abruptio placentae

noun

Medicine
  • The premature separation of the placenta from the uterine wall during pregnancy, often resulting in haemorrhage.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin abruptio placentae from classical Latin abruptiō + post-classical Latin placentae, genitive singular of placenta.

Pronunciation:

abruptio placentae

/əˈbrʌptɪəʊ pləˈsɛntiː/