• 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.


Umbilical Cord Placental Villus Placental Pathology Acardiac Twin Connective Tissue Core 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • Peter Kaufmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Medical CenterUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Anatomie der Medizinischen FakultätRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenAachenGermany

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