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placentae Explained

placentae at English irregular forms Of Explained:

pl. of {placenta}

Placentae at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Placenta \Pla*cen"ta\, n.; pl. L. {Placent[ae]}, E. {Placentas}.
[L., a cake, Gr. ? a flat cake, from ? flat, fr. ?, ?,
anything flat and broad.]
1. (Anat.) The vascular appendage which connects the fetus
with the parent, and is cast off in parturition with the

Note: In most mammals the placenta is principally developed
from the allantois and chorion, and tufts of vascular
villi on its surface penetrate the blood vessels of the
parental uterus, and thus establish a nutritive and
excretory connection between the blood of the fetus and
that of the parent, though the blood itself does not
flow from one to the other.

2. (Bot.) The part of a pistil or fruit to which the ovules
or seeds are attached.

placentae at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules
2: the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals
providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes
from the developing fetus
[also: {placentae} (pl)]

See {placenta}

placentae at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: plural of » placenta

  • Latin


    placentae {{f}}
  • Inter: inflection of » placenta||gen|s|lang=la
    1. Inter: inflection of » placenta||dat|s|lang=la
    2. Inter: inflection of » placenta||nom|p|lang=la
    3. Inter: inflection of » placenta||voc|p|lang=la

    Category: Category:Latin noun forms -
    Translation: ar » placentae
    Translation: fr » placentae
    Translation: ku » placentae
    Translation: my » placentae
    Translation: nl » placentae
    Translation: vi » placentae