Deciduate
Deciduate De*cid"u*ate (?; 135), a. (Anat.) Possessed of, or characterized by, a decidua. [1913 Webster]

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  • deciduate — /di sij ooh it/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. having or characterized by a decidua. 2. (of a placenta) partly formed from the decidua. 3. deciduous (def. 2). [1865 70; < NL deciduatus, equiv. to decidua DECIDUA + L atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • deciduate — Relating to those mammals ( e.g., humans, dogs, rodents) that shed maternal uterine tissue when expelling the placenta at birth, in contrast to indeciduate mammals (horse, pig). [see deciduation] * * * de·cid·u·ate di sij ə wət …   Medical dictionary

  • deciduate — adj. (Embryology) pertaining to a decidua (mucous membrane lining the uterus which is shed at childbirth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deciduate — de·cid·u·ate …   English syllables

  • deciduate — de•cid•u•ate [[t]dɪˈsɪdʒ u ɪt[/t]] adj. 1) anat. zool. having or characterized by a decidua 2) anat. zool. (of a placenta) partly formed from the decidua 3) anat. zool. deciduous 2) • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • deciduate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ wə̇t adjective Etymology: New Latin deciduatus, from decidua + Latin atus ate 1. of a placenta : having the fetal and maternal tissues firmly interlocked so that a layer of maternal tissue is torn away at parturition and forms a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deciduate placenta — deciduate placenta, a placenta which is composed in part of a decidua …   Useful english dictionary

  • deciduate placenta — deciduous placenta a placenta or type of placentation in which the decidua or maternal parts separate from the uterus and are cast off together with the fetal membranes …   Medical dictionary

  • Placenta — A temporary organ joining the mother and fetus, the placenta transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus, and permits the release of carbon dioxide and waste products from the fetus. It is roughly disk shaped, and at full term… …   Medical dictionary

  • indeciduate — /in di sij ooh it, ayt /, adj. 1. Zool. not deciduate. 2. Bot. having permanent leaves. [1875 80; IN 3 + DECIDUATE] * * * …   Universalium

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