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the series of events following implantation of the embryo and leading to development of the placenta.
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The structural organization and mode of attachment of fetal to maternal tissues in the formation of the placenta. Types of placentation are defined under placenta.
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a. Formation of a placenta in the uterus.
b. The type or structure of a placenta.
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placentationObstetrics The formation of the placenta in the uterus; the process by which a placenta grows and develops in the uterus. See Extrachorial placentation.
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The structural organization and mode of attachment of fetal to maternal tissues in the formation of the placenta.
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placentationthe arrangement of PLACENTAS (2) in the plant ovary, which can be classified into several categories including:
- (a) apical, at the ovary apex,
- (b) basal, at the ovary base,
- (c) parietal, on the ovary wall,
- (d) free-central, on a column growing up from the ovary base.
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