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Definition: 'Battledore Placenta'

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battledore placenta

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a placenta in which the umbilical cord is attached at the placental margin; so called because of the fancied resemblance to the racquet (racket) used in battledore, a precursor to badminton.



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