transplacental

adjective

trans·​pla·​cen·​tal ˌtran(t)s-plə-ˈsen-tᵊl How to pronounce transplacental (audio)
: passing through or occurring by way of the placenta
transplacental immunization
transplacentally adverb

Word History

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International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transplacental was in 1902

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“Transplacental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transplacental. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

transplacental

adjective
trans·​pla·​cen·​tal ˌtran(t)s-plə-ˈsent-ᵊl How to pronounce transplacental (audio)
: relating to, involving, or being passage (as of an antibody) between mother and fetus through the placenta
transplacental immunization
transplacentally adverb
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