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de·cid·u·a

 (dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-ə)
n. pl. de·cid·u·as or de·cid·u·ae (-o͞o-ē′)
A mucous membrane lining the uterus, modified during pregnancy and shed at parturition or during menstruation.

[New Latin (membrāna) dēcidua, (membrane) that falls off, from Latin dēciduus, falling off; see deciduous.]

de·cid′u·al adj.

decidua

(dɪˈsɪdjʊə)
n, pl -ciduas or -ciduae (-ˈsɪdjʊˌiː)
(Zoology) the specialized mucous membrane that lines the uterus of some mammals during pregnancy: is shed, with the placenta, at parturition
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin dēciduus falling down; see deciduous]
deˈcidual, deˈciduate adj

de•cid•u•a

(dɪˈsɪdʒ u ə)

n., pl. -cid•u•as, -cid•u•ae (-ˈsɪdʒ uˌi)
the endometrium of a pregnant uterus, cast off at parturition.
[1775–85; < New Latin < Latin dēciduus falling; see deciduous]
de•cid′u•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometriumdecidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
epithelial tissue, epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
Translations

de·cid·u·a

n. decidua, tejido membranoso formado por la mucosa uterina durante la gestación y expulsado después del parto.
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Stromal cells differentiate into decidual cells, and the endometrium undergoes decidualization during embryo implantation.
To our knowledge, there are no reports on the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory cytokines in decidual tissue, which is an essential part of the maternal-fetal interface.
Maternal vascular malperfusion is the new preferred terminology for decidual vasculopathy.
Decidual NK cells regulate key developmental processes at the human fetal-maternal interface.
Ja na parte oeste da grande area agrupada como floresta e ao Norte do Estado encontra-se a Floresta Estacional Decidual.
The phytophysiognomies, Seasonal Decidual Submontante Forest, Moist Broadleaf Forest of Lowlands, Mangroves, Upper Montane Vegetational Refuges, Arboreous Steppic Savanna and Savanna/Broadleaf Forest are found at a single locality each.
Decidual stromal cell response to paracrine signals from the trophoblast: amplification of immune and angiogenic modulators.
At about 5 weeks' gestation, the double decidual sac should be seen.
The mechanical action of the Foley catheter strips the fetal membranes from the lower uterine segment and causes rupture of lysosomes in the decidual cells, part of which is phospholipase A.
In this case, the decidua is scanty or absent, and the physiological line of cleavage through the decidual spongy layer is lacking.
In Brazil, Gonodonta species have already been captured by means of a light trap installed in a fragment of the Decidual Seasonal Forest in the municipality of Itaara, RS (VIANA and COSTA, 2001).