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.

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placenta (plural placentae or placentas)

  1. (anatomy) A vascular organ in mammals, except monotremes and marsupials, present only in the female during gestation. It supplies food and oxygen from the mother to the foetus, and passes back waste. It is implanted in the wall of the uterus and links to the foetus through the umbilical cord. It is expelled after birth.
  2. It is an endocrine gland which secret human chorionic gonadotropin hormone.The HCG if detected in woman's urine then the pregnancy is confirmed.
  3. (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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  • IPA(key): /ˌplaːˈsɛn.taː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cen‧ta
  • Rhymes: -ɛntaː

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placenta f (plural placentae or placenta's)

  1. placenta
    Synonyms: moederkoek, nageboorte

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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, flat cake), from πλάξ (pláx, flat).

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placenta f (genitive placentae); first declension

  1. a flat cake
  2. (New Latin) Ellipsis of placenta uterī: placenta

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First declension.

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

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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): /plǎtseːnta/
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cen‧ta

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plàcēnta f (Cyrillic spelling пла̀це̄нта)

  1. (anatomy) placenta

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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).

Noun[edit]

placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta