papyraceous

adjective
pap·​y·​ra·​ceous | \ ˌpap-ə-ˈrā-shəs How to pronounce papyraceous (audio) \

Medical Definition of papyraceous

: of, relating to, or being the flattened remains of one of twin fetuses which has died in the uterus and been compressed by the growth of the other

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