Definition for PLA-CEN'TA

PLA-CEN'TA, n. [L.; probably from the root of D. plakken, Fr. plaquer, to stick or clap together.]

  1. In anatomy, the substance that connects the ovum to the womb, a soft roundish mass or cake by which the principal connection is maintained between the parent and the fetus. – Coxe. Quincy.
  2. The part of a plant or fruit to which the seeds are attached. – Coxe. Parr.

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