deciduate

deciduate

[dih-sij-oo-it]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
having or characterized by a decidua.
2.
(of a placenta) partly formed from the decidua.
3.
deciduous ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin dēciduātus, equivalent to dēcidua decidua + Latin -ātus -ate1

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decidua (dɪˈsɪdjʊə)
 
n , pl -ciduas, -ciduae
the specialized mucous membrane that lines the uterus of some mammals during pregnancy: is shed, with the placenta, at parturition
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin dēciduus falling down; see deciduous]
 
de'cidual
 
adj
 
de'ciduate
 
adj

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