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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The vascular organ in mammals except monotremes and marsupials that unites the fetus to the maternal uterus and intermediates the metabolic exchanges of the developing individual. (plural)

Usage examples (22)
  • This is worthy of examination, as it shows very plainly the origin of the stigmata from the placentae.
  • This is a condition of late pregnancy and is associated with severe complications: eclampsia, abruptio placentae and premature labour.
  • The production opposite the placentae necessarily divides the ovula of one placenta into two parcels, and these are they that have no adhesion with the axis.
  • At present I can say nothing about the relative site of the lobes of the placentae, otherwise there is nothing remarkable, beyond the production of the ovary opposite... for more
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