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abortion Tweet Definition of abortion Like Definition of abortion on Facebook
noun
  1. The cessation of pregnancy or fetal development; a miscarriage.
  2. An induced abortion.
  3. The act of induce, inducing abortion.
  4. The immature product of an untimely birth.
  5. (biology) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.
  6. Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect
  7. The act of aborting a project, a mission, etc, before it is completed.
  8. Something ugly, an artistic atrocity.
adolescence Tweet Definition of adolescence Like Definition of adolescence on Facebook
noun
  1. The transitional period of physical and psychological development between childhood and maturity.
During , the body and mind go through many complex changes, some of which are difficult to deal with.
adolescent Tweet Definition of adolescent Like Definition of adolescent on Facebook
noun
  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty
adjective
  1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.
albumen Tweet Definition of albumen Like Definition of albumen on Facebook
noun (albumens, pl2=albumina, -)
  1. The white part of an egg; being mostly the protein albumin and water.
anisogamous Tweet Definition of anisogamous Like Definition of anisogamous on Facebook
adjective
  1. being married to someone whose age differs by an unusually large degree from one's own.
  2. having a sexual partner whose age differs by an unusually large degree from one's own.
apomixis Tweet Definition of apomixis Like Definition of apomixis on Facebook
noun (apomixes)
  1. (botany) plant reproduction without fertilization, meiosis, or the production of gametes
autogamy Tweet Definition of autogamy Like Definition of autogamy on Facebook
noun
  1. Self-fertilize, fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon.

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