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To screen for birth defects, she had amniocentesis — a medical procedure in which a doctor inserts a long needle through the belly and into the placenta to withdraw amniotic fluid.
  an organ attached to the wall of the uterus to nourish the fetus during pregnancy
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  • To screen for birth defects, she had amniocentesis — a medical procedure in which a doctor inserts a long needle through the belly and into the placenta to withdraw amniotic fluid.
  • Here’s what happened: Nick got home just after four, a bulb of beer and cigarettes and fried-egg odor attached to him, a placenta of stink.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • And so the Gestapo goon, pressing Sophie up against a damp brick wall, made no effort to conceal his contempt for her doltish Polack dodge, extracting a penknife from the pocket of his jacket and inserting the blade with relaxed, almost informal delicacy into that bulgingly bogus placenta, leering as he did so.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In another display there’s a jar of twins, real dead identical human twins with their placenta attached, gray-skinned, floating in something that looks like dishwater.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • It was quickly determined that her placenta had torn away from the uterine wall; it’s called "placenta abrupta."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The placenta must have detached!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Catch the blood and add water to dilute it, and look at the clots and tissue to make sure the placenta has passed.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Rosaura required surgery not because John lacked experience, but because he had no other way to loosen the placenta.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Described the artificial maternal circulation installed in every bottle at Metre 112; showed them the reservoir of blood-surrogate, the centrifugal pump that kept the liquid moving over the placenta and drove it through the synthetic lung and waste product filter.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "Nursing stimulates the uterus, triggering it to expel the placenta," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • In our county we are proud of our spicy food, but I was not permitted to eat anything seasoned with garlic, chilies, or pepper, which could delay the delivery of my placenta.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The placenta still has to come out.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • When she landed, the placenta tore away from the baby.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • I still had the placenta to push out.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • "We have to remove the placenta," he said.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Only a small part of the placenta was attached, but it was just enough to keep your baby nourished all these months.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Minus placenta, water, etcetera, that leaves about twenty pounds of belly flab, jelly thighs, and chipmunk cheeks I need to lose before feeling positive about how I look again.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Placenta previa—a placenta plastered over the exit to the womb—was another possibility.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Placenta previa—a placenta plastered over the exit to the womb—was another possibility.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Until, that is, the day when my brother and I announced our presence in her womb and our unstoppable desire to trade the nourishment of the placenta for the succor of her breasts.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The covered bowl he carried held the injera and wot, and their scent was added to that of placenta, blood, amniotic fluid, and meconium.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She had given birth a few days before, but there had been no afterbirth; the placenta wouldn’t budge.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Gebrew, instrument of God, had inadvertently stepped on the trailing umbilical cord, causing the placenta to break free.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He gave us the option of waiting over the weekend and returning on Monday for the procedure, which was the same as an abortion, with the fetus and placenta being vacuumed from the uterus.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It was quickly determined that her placenta had torn away from the uterine wall; it’s called "placenta abrupta."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The placenta must have detached!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "Forget about the payment," she said, and she pulled out the placenta right there in the backseat before opening the gate and allowing him to go.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • With the placenta in such distress, the life support for the fetus was giving out.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Detached placenta—I knew what that meant.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That’s when doctors realized Jai’s placenta wasn’t operating efficiently.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • While Ibrahim held a kerosene lantern, Mortenson washed his hands with a kettle of hot water, then reached into Rhokia’s uterus and pulled the decomposing placenta out.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It is so firmly attached that if an inexperienced person tried to help the mother and pulled on the placenta by yanking the umbilical cord, the whole uterus would come with it.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • John had explained to Tita that sometimes, because of abnormalities, the placenta does not just implant in the uterus, it sends roots down into it, so that when the baby is born, the placenta does not detach.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • John had explained to Tita that sometimes, because of abnormalities, the placenta does not just implant in the uterus, it sends roots down into it, so that when the baby is born, the placenta does not detach.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • But then he realized that his fear was absurd because congenital syphilis had to come through the placenta to him, it had to come from his mother.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • AT LONG LAST he looked up, seeing as if for the first time the green tile going halfway up the wall, the swinging green door to the autoclave room, the glass instrument case, the bloody uterus with its necklace of hemostats lying in the green towel, the blue-black placenta right next to it on the specimen table, and the jade-colored ground-glass windows through which sunlight filtered.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Her placenta hadn’t come out after the birth and she was in danger of dying from septic shock.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   placenta [5] , fetus [1] , embryo [4] , uterus [4] , fallopian tubes [9]
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