deciduate

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deciduate

 [de-sid´u-āt]
characterized by shedding.
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de·cid·u·ate

(dē-sid'yū-āt),
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).
[see deciduation]
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deciduate

(dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-ĭt)
adj.
1. Characterized by or having a decidua: a deciduate mammal.
2. Characterized by shedding.
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