uterine contraction

Definitions of uterine contraction
  1. noun
    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
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    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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