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Abort Abortus Abortion
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ ABORT    id+ | THAT WHICH FAILS TO ARISE | 
               | TO COME TO NOTHING |
           lat ABORTION = SUPPRESS  INTERRUPT
               AB         NOT
                 ORIRI    TO RISE   ARISE  
                          APPEAR    SPRING
           med> PREMATURE END of a PREGNANCY or
                GESTATION either by 
           SPONTANEOUS or INDUCED ABORTION 
           also called FETICIDE or FETOCIDE
~ ABORTUS  biol> med> DEAD EMBRYO or FETUS or 
                      STILLBORN            
           EMBRYO denotes the STAGE PRIOR TO 
  THE FORMATION OF THE PLACENTA
  MOST ABORTIONS ARE CAUSED BY 
  INTRINSIC FETAL DEFECTS and are most often
  due to "BIRTH DEFECTS" a popular term which 
  includes in its scope
  STRUCTURAL and FUNCTIONAL CONGENITAL ANOMALIES
  due to GENETIC and ENVIRONMENTAL or 
  TERATOGENIC CAUSES                see> TERATOS
  TERATOGENIC   = MALFORMATION CAUSING
  TERATOTHANASIA  SPONTANEOUS or 
                  NATURAL ELIMINATION OF
                  DEFECTIVE FETUSES or
                  NATURAL FETAL EUTHANASIA
  THANATOS        DEATH     sug> ATHANASIA
  TERATOLOGY      STUDY OF MALFORMATIONS
  note 50% OF ABORTIONS ARE DUE TO 
       CHROMOSOME DEFECTS implying that 
  such defects are THANATOPHORIC or LETHAL
  myth> note THANATOS or       sug> MORTAL 
        MORS who had a twin HYPNOS      
  ply> | to most MORTALS HYPNOS 
         offers reversible SLEEP to some THANATOS offers 
         permanent or THANATOPHORIC SLEEP |
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