Meaning of decidual in English:

decidual

Pronunciation /dɪˈsɪdjʊəl/

adjective

Physiology

See decidua

‘The pathophysiologic events that trigger preterm birth are largely unknown but may include decidual hemorrhage, uterine overdistension, and hormonal changes possibly mediated by fetal or maternal stress.’
  • ‘The thickened, hormonally charged decidual tissue is a fertile implantation site for the enlarging placenta and also acts as a barrier between the placental tissue and uterine muscle.’
  • ‘Separate fragments of secretory endometrium with decidual stromal reaction and inactive glands were also seen.’
  • ‘An endometrial biopsy performed 3 months prior to the current presentation showed ‘fetal part’ without decidual or chorionic villi.’
  • ‘Microscopically, in deciduosis, the sheets of decidual cells are present within the connective tissue and do not usually affect its surface, as in the case of mesothelioma.’