accessory placenta


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ac·ces·so·ry pla·cen·ta

a mass of placental tissue distinct from the main placenta.

accessory placenta

Etymology: L, accessionis, a thing added, placenta, flat cake
a small placenta that may develop attached to the main placenta by umbilical blood vessels. Also called succenturiate placenta.

accessory placenta

Succenturiate, placenta, supernumerary placenta Obstetrics An extra dollop of placental tissue separate from the main placenta

accessory placenta

A placenta separate from the main placenta.
See also: placenta