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decidua

[ dih-sij-oo-uh ]
/ d瑟藞s瑟d蕭 u 蓹 /
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noun, plural de路cid路u路as, de路cid路u路ae [dih-sij-oo-ee]. /d瑟藞s瑟d蕭 u藢i/. Embryology.
the endometrium of a pregnant uterus that in many of the higher mammals is cast off at parturition.
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Origin of decidua

1775鈥85; <New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin d膿ciduus falling; see deciduous

OTHER WORDS FROM decidua

de路cid路u路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decidua

decidua
/ (d瑟藞s瑟dj蕣蓹) /

noun plural -ciduas or -ciduae (-藞s瑟dj蕣藢i藧)
the specialized mucous membrane that lines the uterus of some mammals during pregnancy: is shed, with the placenta, at parturition

Derived forms of decidua

decidual or deciduate, adjective

Word Origin for decidua

C18: from New Latin, from Latin d膿ciduus falling down; see deciduous
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Medical definitions for decidua

decidua
[ d沫-s沫j艒艒-蓹 ]

n. pl. de鈥id鈥鈥s
A mucous membrane lining the uterus, modified during pregnancy and shed at parturition or during menstruation.deciduous membrane

Other words from decidua

de鈥idu鈥l adj.
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