deciduate(redirected from deciduate placenta, deciduate membrane)
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characterized by shedding.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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).
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1. Characterized by or having a decidua: a deciduate mammal.
2. Characterized by shedding.
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