Relating to the decidua.

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  • décidual — décidual, ale, aux [ desidɥal, o ] adj. et n. f. • 1929; du lat. decidua « qui tombe » ♦ Membrane déciduale, ou n. f. la déciduale : partie de la muqueuse utérine qui est expulsée au cours du dernier temps de l accouchement (avec le placenta). ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Decidual cells — Gray s subject #12 59 Before the fertilized ovum reaches the uterus, the mucous membrane of the body of the uterus undergoes important changes and is then known as the decidua. The thickness and vascularity of the mucous membrane are greatly… …   Wikipedia

  • decidual — adjective see decidua …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decidual — See decidua. * * * …   Universalium

  • decidual — adj. (Embryology) of the decidua (mucous membrane lining the uterus which is shed at childbirth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decidual — de·cid·u·al …   English syllables

  • decidual — wəl adjective Etymology: New Latin decidua + English al : of or involving a decidua : having a decidua …   Useful english dictionary

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  • decidual cells — cells of the uterine endometrium that become modified and specialized during pregnancy …   Medical dictionary

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