deciduate

adjective

de·​cid·​u·​ate di-ˈsij-ə-wət How to pronounce deciduate (audio)
: having the fetal and maternal tissues firmly interlocked so that a layer of maternal tissue is torn away at parturition and forms a part of the afterbirth

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“Deciduate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deciduate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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