Definition of subplacenta in English:

subplacenta

noun

Zoology
  • A structure located on the maternal side of the placenta; specifically that found in hystricomorph rodents, formed by the trophoblast, containing spaces filled with fetal blood, and possibly having a hormone-secreting function.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Lawrence (1783–1867), surgeon. From post-classical Latin subplacenta from classical Latin sub- + post-classical Latin placenta.

Pronunciation

subplacenta

/ˌsʌbpləˈsɛntə/