See also: placentă

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Elision for phrases such as New Latin placenta uterī (womb cake), placenta uterina (uterine cake), from Latin placenta (flat cake), because of the flat round shape of the afterbirth.

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  • enPR: plə-sĕn'tə, IPA(key): /pləˈsɛntə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛntə

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placenta (plural placentae or placentas)

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  1. (anatomy) An organ in most mammals during gestation that supplies food and oxygen to the foetus and passes back waste. It is on the wall of the uterus and links to the foetus through the umbilical cord. It is expelled after birth.
    Synonym: afterbirth
  2. (botany) In flowering plants, the part of the ovary where ovules develop; in non-flowering plants where the spores develop.

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentes)

  1. (anatomy) placenta

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentes)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta). Doublet of palačinka.

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placenta f

  1. placenta

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Borrowed from Latin placenta.

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placenta f (plural placentae or placenta's)

  1. placenta
    Synonyms: moederkoek, nageboorte

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  • Indonesian: plasenta

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placenta m (plural placentas)

  1. placenta

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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placenta (plural placentas)

  1. placenta

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta, flat).

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  • IPA(key): /plaˈt͡ʃɛn.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnta
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cèn‧ta

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placenta f (plural placente)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), πλακούντα (plakoúnta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis), πλακοῦς (plakoûs, flat cake), from πλάξ (pláx, flat).

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placenta f (genitive placentae); first declension

  1. a placenta cake; a round phyllo cake with a ribbed base and a convex top with a knob in the middle and a honey and cheese filling.[1]
  2. a dessert cake of any type
  3. (New Latin) Ellipsis of placenta uterī: placenta

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative placenta placentae
Genitive placentae placentārum
Dative placentae placentīs
Accusative placentam placentās
Ablative placentā placentīs
Vocative placenta placentae

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(Borrowed through New Latin:)

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placentā

  1. ablative singular of placenta

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  1. ^ C. Grandjouan, Hellenistic Relief Molds from the Athenian Agora (Hesperia Suppl. 23) (1989) 57-67

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  • placenta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • placenta”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • placenta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • placenta”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  •   Placenta cake on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta). Doublet of palačinka.

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  • IPA(key): /plǎt͡seːnta/
  • Hyphenation: pla‧cen‧ta

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plàcēnta f (Cyrillic spelling пла̀це̄нта)

  1. (anatomy) placenta
    Synonym: pȍsteljica

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placenta f (genitive singular placenty, nominative plural placenty, genitive plural placent, declension pattern of žena)

  1. placenta

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  • placenta”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from New Latin placenta, from Latin placenta (cake), from Ancient Greek πλακόεντα (plakóenta), accusative of πλακόεις (plakóeis, flat).

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /plaˈθenta/ [plaˈθẽn̪.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /plaˈsenta/ [plaˈsẽn̪.t̪a]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -enta
  • Syllabification: pla‧cen‧ta

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placenta f (plural placentas)

  1. (anatomy, botany) placenta

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placenta c

  1. (anatomy) placenta
    Synonym: (more common) moderkaka
  2. (botany) placenta

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Declension of placenta 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative placenta placentan placentor placentorna
Genitive placentas placentans placentors placentornas

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