mis·car·riage (mĭskăr′ĭj, mĭs-kăr-)
1. The spontaneous, premature expulsion of a nonviable embryo or fetus from the uterus. Also called spontaneous abortion.
a. Bad administration; mismanagement: the miscarriage of the enterprise.
b. A failure of administration or management: a miscarriage of justice.
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