Braxton-Hicks contraction

Definitions of Braxton-Hicks contraction
  1. noun
    painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
    synonyms: false labor
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    type of:
    contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction
    (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
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