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Placenta: The organ that nourishes the developing fetus in the uterus.
Source: National Institute of Health
Placenta: the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
Source: WordNet 2.1
Placenta : highly vascularized mammalian fetal-maternal organ and major site of transport of oxygen, nutrients, and fetal waste products; it includes a fetal portion, the chorionic villi, and a maternal portion, the decidua; the placenta produces an array of steroid, protein and peptide hormones.
Condition count: 8 ; see list below.
Organ types: Glands (79)
Organs: list of all organs
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