hydatidiform mole


A vesicular or polycystic placental mass resulting from the proliferation of the trophoblast and the hydropic degeneration and avascularity of the chorionic villi, usually indicative of an abnormal pregnancy.mole2

Nearby words

  1. hydatid cyst,
  2. hydatid disease,
  3. hydatid fremitus,
  4. hydatid thrill,
  5. hydatidiform,
  6. hydatidocele,
  7. hydatidoma,
  8. hydatidosis,
  9. hydatidostomy,
  10. hyde

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