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Definition: 'Hegar Sign'

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Hegar sign

Type: Term

Pronunciation: hā′gahr

Definitions:
1. softening and compressibility of the lower segment of the uterus in early pregnancy (about the seventh week) which, on bimanual examination, is felt by the finger in the vagina as though the neck and body of the uterus were separated, or connected by only a thin band of tissue.



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