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characterized by shedding.
Relating to those mammals (for example, humans, dogs, rodents) that shed maternal uterine tissue when expelling the placenta at birth, in contrast to indeciduate mammals (horse, pig).
1. Characterized by or having a decidua: a deciduate mammal.
2. Characterized by shedding.
deciduate, deciduous, decidual
characterized by shedding, e.g. teeth, placenta.
deciduate placenta, deciduate membrane
endothelial and hemochorial placentas.