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meta- +‎ discoidal


metadiscoidal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Discoidal by derivation; applied especially to the placenta of humans and apes, supposed to have been derived from a diffused placenta.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for metadiscoidal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)