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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·cid·u·a men·stru·a·lis

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