Definitions for effacement

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effacement(noun)

    shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor

  2. effacement, self-effacement(noun)

    withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous


  1. effacement(Noun)

    withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous

  2. effacement(Noun)

    A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effacement(noun)

    the act if effacing; also, the result of the act

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. effacement.]


  1. Effacement

    Effacement is the shortening, or thinning, of a tissue. It can refer to cervical effacement. It can also refer to a process occurring in podocytes, for example in minimal change disease. In histopathology, it refers to the near obliteration of a tissue, as in the normal parenchyma of tissues in the case of some cancers.

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