placentation

noun pla·cen·ta·tion \ ˌpla-sᵊn-ˈtā-shən , plə-ˌsen- \

Definition of placentation

1 : the arrangement of placentas and ovules in a plant ovary
2 a : the development of the placenta and attachment of the fetus to the uterus during pregnancy
b : the morphological type of a placenta

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First Known Use of placentation

1760

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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placentation

noun pla·cen·ta·tion \ ˌplas-ᵊn-ˈtā-shən, plə-ˌsen- \

medical Definition of placentation

1 : the development of the placenta and attachment of the fetus to the uterus during pregnancy
2 : the morphological type of a placenta

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