1. placenta

noun. ['pləˈsɛntə'] that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form.


  • reproductive structure


  • placenta uterina (Latin)
  • placenta (Latin)

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2. placenta

noun. ['pləˈsɛntə'] the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus.


  • uterus
  • embryonic membrane
  • womb
  • veil
  • caul
  • afterbirth


  • unveil
  • uncover
  • show


  • placenta uterina (Latin)
  • placenta (Latin)

Sentences with placenta-previa

1. Noun Phrase
The difference between a low-lying placenta and a placenta previa is that a low-lying placenta is close to the cervix while a placenta previa touches or covers part or all of the cervix.

2. Noun Phrase
They determine the amount of amniotic fluid, look for developmental defects in the baby and check the mother for placenta previa, when the placenta is lying too low or covering the cervix.

3. Noun Phrase
Bleeding from a placenta previa is typically bright red, sudden, unexpected and heavy.

4. Noun Phrase
The physician tested for cervical cancer and a condition known as placenta previa, or early expulsion of the placenta.