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Medical Term:

deciduate

Pronunciation: de-sid'yu-at

Definition: Relating to those mammals (humans, dogs, rodents) that shed maternal uterine tissue when expelling the placenta at birth, in contrast to indeciduate mammals (horse, pig).

[see deciduation]

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