Definition of decidual in English:

decidual

adjective

Physiology
  • See decidua

    • ‘The pathophysiologic events that trigger preterm birth are largely unknown but may include decidual hemorrhage, uterine overdistension, and hormonal changes possibly mediated by fetal or maternal stress.’
    • ‘Separate fragments of secretory endometrium with decidual stromal reaction and inactive glands were also seen.’
    • ‘An endometrial biopsy performed 3 months prior to the current presentation showed ‘fetal part’ without decidual or chorionic villi.’
    • ‘The thickened, hormonally charged decidual tissue is a fertile implantation site for the enlarging placenta and also acts as a barrier between the placental tissue and uterine muscle.’
    • ‘Microscopically, in deciduosis, the sheets of decidual cells are present within the connective tissue and do not usually affect its surface, as in the case of mesothelioma.’

Pronunciation

decidual

/dɪˈsɪdjʊəl/