decidua basalis

noun
decidua ba·sa·lis | \-bə-ˈsā-ləs \
variants: also decidua serotina \-ˌser-ə-ˈtē-nə, -ˈtī- \

Medical Definition of decidua basalis 

: the part of the endometrium in the pregnant human female that participates with the chorion in the formation of the placenta

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