placenta accreta

[ə-krētə]

n.

Abnormal adherence of the chorionic villi to the myometrium, associated with partial or complete absence of the decidua basalis and the stratum spongiosum.

Nearby words

  1. placemat,
  2. placement,
  3. placement test,
  4. placename,
  5. placenta,
  6. placenta circumvallata,
  7. placenta fenestrata,
  8. placenta increta,
  9. placenta marginata,
  10. placenta membranacea


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