decidua definition

  • noun:
    • A mucous membrane lining the uterus, changed during maternity and shed at parturition or during menstruation.
    • A mucous membrane that lines the uterus and is shed during menstruation and changed during pregnancy
    • The internal layer of this wall surface of the womb, which envelops the embryo, kinds part of the placenta, and is discharged along with it.
    • In physiology, a membrane arising from alteration of top level of mucous membrane of the uterus, after the reception to the latter associated with impregnated ovum, the name becoming fond of it because it is discharged at parturition.
    • the epithelial structure of the endometrium

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