Placentary Pla*cen"ta*ry, a. Having reference to the placenta; as, the placentary system of classification. [1913 Webster]

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  • placentary — plac·en·tary …   English syllables

  • placentary — ˈplasən.ˌterē, pləˈsentərē adjective Etymology: New Latin placentarius, from placenta + Latin arius ary : placental …   Useful english dictionary

  • placenta — placental, placentary /plas euhn ter ee, pleuh sen teuh ree/, adj. /pleuh sen teuh/, n., pl. placentas, placentae / tee/. 1. Anat., Zool. the organ in most mammals, formed in the lining of the uterus by the union of the uterine mucous membrane… …   Universalium

  • exochorda — ˌeksōˈkȯrdə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from exo + Latin chorda cord; from the free placentary cords supposed to be external to the carpels more at cord …   Useful english dictionary

  • plac|en|tar|y — «PLAS uhn TEHR ee, pluh SEHN tuhr », adjective, noun, plural tar|ies. –adj. 1. of or having to do with the placenta; placental. 2. made or done with reference to the placenta or to placentation: »a placentary classification. –n. a placental… …   Useful english dictionary

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