Placenta is an organ that lines the uterine wall and feeds a fetus in the womb.(noun)
An example of placenta is what a mother cat consumes after giving birth to her kittens.
See placenta in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL < L, lit., a cake < Gr plakounta, acc. of plakous, a flat cake < plax (gen. plakos), a flat object < IE base *plāk-, flat > L placere, to please
See placenta in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pla·cen·tas or pla·cen·tae (-tē)
Origin: New Latin
Origin: , from Latin, flat cake
Origin: , alteration of Greek plakoenta
Origin: , from accusative of plakoeis, flat
Origin: , from plax, plak-, flat land, surface; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.
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