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velamentous insertion

 

Definition: a form of insertion of the fetal blood vessels into the placenta, in which the vessels separate before reaching the placenta and develop toward it in a fold of amnion, somewhat like the ribs of an open parasol.

Synonym(s): parasol insertion

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