Placenta - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pləˈsentə|  American pronunciation of the word placenta
Brit.  |pləˈsɛntə|  British pronunciation of the word placenta

noun

- that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
- the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

Word forms

noun
singular: placenta
plural: placentas
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