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SHIN


meaning: pregnancy

妊娠 == ninshin == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) conception, pregnancy
妊娠中絶 ==  ninshinchuuzetsu == (noun) abortion, pregnancy termination



Left radical is 'woman' (女). Right radical is a Non-General Use character that originally meant 'clam', which acts phonetically to express 'duplicate'. A pregnancy is a 'woman duplicating'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Pregnant woman is like clam.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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