decidua capsularis

noun
decidua cap·​su·​lar·​is | \ -ˌkap-sə-ˈlar-əs How to pronounce decidua capsularis (audio) \
variants: also decidua reflexa \ -​ri-​ˈflek-​sə How to pronounce decidua capsularis (audio) \

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. Pauerstein, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 16 Aug. 1985

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“Decidua capsularis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decidua%20capsularis. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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