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placentation

[ plas-uhn-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌplæs ənˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. the formation of a placenta.
  2. the manner of placement or construction of a placenta.
Botany. the disposition or arrangement of a placenta or placentas.
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Origin of placentation

From French, dating back to 1750–60; see origin at placenta, -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for placentation

placentation
/ (ˌplæsɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun
botany the way in which ovules are attached in the ovary
zoology
  1. the way in which the placenta is attached in the uterus
  2. the process of formation of the placenta
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