hemochorial

adjective
he·mo·cho·ri·al
variants: or chiefly British haemachorial \ˌhē-mə-ˈkōr-ē-əl, -ˈkȯr- \

Medical Definition of hemochorial 

of a placenta

: having the fetal epithelium bathed in maternal blood humans are hemochorial

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