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English noun: uterine contraction

1. uterine contraction (act) a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal


Broader (hypernym)contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction


Part meronymchildbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail









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