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1. Characterized by or having a decidua: a deciduate mammal.
2. Characterized by shedding.
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(dɪˈsɪdʒ u ɪt)

1. having or characterized by a decidua.
2. (of a placenta) partly formed from the decidua.
[1865–70; < New Latin]
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[1] Human placenta is described as hemochorial, discoid, and deciduate; at term, mean placental weight is 470 g, diameter ranges from 200 to 220 mm, and thickness is 25 mm.
The human placenta is typified as villous, deciduate, discoid, hemochorial, chorioamniotic, and chorioallantoic.