stratum compactum

[kəm-păktəm]

n.

The superficial layer of decidual tissue in the pregnant uterus.

Nearby words

  1. stratosphere,
  2. stratospheric,
  3. stratovolcano,
  4. stratton,
  5. stratum,
  6. stratum corneum,
  7. stratum functionale,
  8. stratum lucidum,
  9. stratum spongiosum,
  10. stratum title


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