placenta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta uterina (uterine cake), from Latin placenta (flat cake), because of the flat round shape of the afterbirth.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: plə-sĕn'tə, IPA(key): /pləˈsɛntə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛntə

Noun[edit]

placenta (plural placentae or placentas)

  1. (anatomy) An organ in most mammals during gestation that supplies food and oxygen to the foetus and passes back waste. It is on wall of the uterus and links to the foetus through the umbilical cord. It is expelled after birth.
  2. (botany) In flowering plants, the part of the ovary where ovules develop; in non-flowering plants where the spores develop.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentes)

  1. (anatomy) placenta

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentes)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta). Doublet of palačinka.

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placenta f

  1. placenta

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin placenta.

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placenta f (plural placentae or placenta's)

  1. placenta
    Synonyms: moederkoek, nageboorte

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  • Indonesian: plasenta

French[edit]

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placenta m (plural placentas)

  1. placenta

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

Noun[edit]

placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

placenta (plural placentas)

  1. placenta

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

Noun[edit]

placenta f (plural placente)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), πλακούντα (plakoúnta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis), πλακοῦς (plakoûs, flat cake), from πλάξ (pláx, flat).

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placenta f (genitive placentae); first declension

  1. a round phyllo cake with a ribbed base and a convex top with a knob in the middle and a honey and cheese filling.[1]
  2. a cake of any type
  3. (New Latin) Ellipsis of placenta uterī: placenta

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative placenta placentae
Genitive placentae placentārum
Dative placentae placentīs
Accusative placentam placentās
Ablative placentā placentīs
Vocative placenta placentae

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(Borrowed through New Latin:)

Noun[edit]

placentā

  1. ablative singular of placenta

References[edit]

  • placenta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • placenta”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • placenta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • placenta”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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  1. ^ C. Grandjouan, Hellenistic Relief Molds from the Athenian Agora (Hesperia Suppl. 23) (1989) 57-67

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta). Doublet of palačinka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /plǎt͡seːnta/
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cen‧ta

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plàcēnta f (Cyrillic spelling пла̀це̄нта)

  1. (anatomy) placenta

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Slovak[edit]

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placenta f (genitive singular placenty, nominative plural placenty, genitive plural placent, declension pattern of žena)

  1. placenta

References[edit]

  • placenta in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /plaˈθenta/, [plaˈθẽn̪.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /plaˈsenta/, [plaˈsẽn̪.t̪a]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -enta
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cen‧ta

Noun[edit]

placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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