• Kurt Benirschke
  • Peter Kaufmann


This glossary is intended to trace the roots of the often confusing terms used in placental pathology and perinatal development. The accents are placed for pronunciation.


Polysaccharide Peri Gelatin Endometriosis Plasmodium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Kaufmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Pathology and Reproductive MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Institut für Anatomie der Medizinischen Fakultät, Rheinisch-Westfälische TechnischeHochschule AachenAachenGermany

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