decidua menstrualis


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decidua

 [de-sid´u-ah]
a name applied to the endometrium during pregnancy, all of which except for the deepest layer is shed after childbirth; called also decidual or deciduous membranes. adj., adj decid´ual.
basal decidua (decidua basa´lis) that portion lying under the implanted ovum and chorion.
capsular decidua (decidua capsula´ris) that portion directly overlying the implanted ovum and chorion, facing the uterine cavity.
menstrual decidua (decidua menstrua´lis) the hyperemic uterine mucosa shed during menstruation.
parietal decidua (decidua parieta´lis) (true decidua) (decidua ve´ra) the decidua exclusive of the area occupied by the implanted ovum and chorion.

de·cid·u·a men·stru·a·lis

the succulent mucous membrane of the nonpregnant uterus at the menstrual period.

decidua menstrualis

the endometrial mucosa shed during menstruation.

de·cid·ua men·stru·a·lis

(dē-sij'ū-ă men-strū-ā'lis)
The succulent mucous membrane of the nonpregnant uterus at the menstrual period.
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