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In Baja California, western gulls that scavenge on the placentas of newborn sea lion pups will sometimes kill the pups too by pecking at their eyes and bellies.
The baby appeared to be less than 60 minutes old and was covered in placenta and blood, with its umbilical cord still attached, said Detective Sgt.
A portion of the placenta and umbilical cord was recovered, indicating that Precious Joe had not been delivered in a hospital.
There was very little evidence of the virus in the female mice, their placenta or their fetuses.
A man and woman have been arrested regarding the theft of a placenta and umbilical cord from the Caldwell hospital where the woman’s daughter had just given birth, according to KIVI-TV.
The most common explanation for how the disease spreads is through contact with the placenta in birthing areas.
Not all mothers choose to consume their placentas through pills.
Research suggests that remnants of these viruses were co-opted by some ancestors of modern mammals, giving rise to the placenta.
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PLACENTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of placenta for English Language Learners
medical : the organ in mammals that forms inside the mother's uterus, nourishes the unborn baby, and is pushed out of the mother after the birth of the baby
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