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hydatidiform mole

hydatidiform mole in Medicine

hydatidiform mole n.
A vesicular or polycystic placental mass resulting from the proliferation of the trophoblast and the hydropic degeneration and avascularity of the chorionic villi, usually indicative of an abnormal pregnancy. Also called mole4.

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