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something come before its due time, or before it has arriv'd at its Maturity and Persedion. See ABORTION.

F. Jerom Florentius has an express Treatise of the Baptism of Abortives, or abortive Children. His Aim is toshew that an Abortive may, and ought to be baptiz'd, atwhat Time or Term soever it come into the World ; by reason the precise Time when the Fœetus begins to be animatedis not known. There are several curious and uncommonThings in this Work, which is intitled Homo dubius, sive debaptismo Abortivorum. Lugd. i674. 4to.

ABORTIVE Velom, is that made of the Skin of an abortiveCalf. See VELOM.