Metadiscoidal Met`a*dis*coid"al, a. [Meta- + discoidal.] (Anat.) Discoidal by derivation; -- applied especially to the placenta of man and apes, because it is supposed to have been derived from a diffused placenta. [1913 Webster]

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  • metadiscoidal — meta·discoidal …   English syllables

  • metadiscoidal — “+ adjective Etymology: meta + discoidal of a placenta : orig. diffuse but becoming discoidal (as in man and some apes) …   Useful english dictionary

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