Medical Definition of Maternal cotyledon

1. A unit of the placenta made up of trophoblastic cells, fibrous tissue, and abundant blood vessels, which is visible grossly on the maternal surface as an irregularly shaped lobe circumscribed by a deep cleft and made up of a stem villus with numerous branching free villi and anchoring villi; placental vessels in the chorionic plate supply the stem villus and its branches, allowing gas and metabolite exchange across the trophoblastic layer with maternal blood in the intervillous space; traditionally called clinicians' cotyledon. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Maternal Cotyledon

materies morbi
maternal-child health centres
maternal-child nursing
maternal-foetal exchange
maternal-infant bonding
maternal age 35 and over
maternal antibody
maternal aunt
maternal aunts
maternal behaviour
maternal cotyledon (current term)
maternal cousin
maternal cousins
maternal custody
maternal death
maternal death rate
maternal deaths
maternal deprivation
maternal deprivation syndrome
maternal dystocia
maternal effect gene
maternal exposure
maternal filicide
maternal grandchild
maternal grandfather

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