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decidua capsularis

noun decidua cap·su·lar·is \ -ˌkap-sə-ˈlar-əs \
variants: also decidua reflexa play \-ri-ˈflek-sə\

medical Definition of decidua capsularis

:the part of the decidua in the pregnant human female that envelops the embryo
  • Common wisdom holds that by the fourth month of human pregnancy the decidua capsularis fuses with the decidua vera, thereby obliterating the uterine cavity.
  • —Carl J. PauersteinThe Journal of the American Medical Association16 Aug. 1985

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