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  • adj. Discoidal by derivation; applied especially to the placenta of humans and apes, supposed to have been derived from a diffused placenta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Discoidal by derivation; -- applied especially to the placenta of man and apes, because it is supposed to have been derived from a diffused placenta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In embryology, noting the placenta of certain mammals such as the primates (man and apes), in which the villi are restricted to a disk-shaped chorionic area on the ventral side of the embryo.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ discoidal (Wiktionary)

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