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Origin: [L., fr. Gr. (sc. ) stone, fr. eagle.]
In the magico-medical tradition of Europe and the Near East, the aetites or aetite is a stone used to promote childbirth. It is also called an eagle-stone, aquiline, or aquilaeus. The stone is said to prevent spontaneous abortion and premature delivery, while shortening labor and parturition for a full-term birth.
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