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deciduate

[dih-sij-oo-it] /dɪˈsɪdʒ u ɪt/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
having or characterized by a decidua.
2.
(of a placenta) partly formed from the decidua.
3.
deciduous (def 2).
Origin of deciduate
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin dēciduātus, equivalent to dēcidua decidua + Latin -ātus -ate1
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