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chorionic villus sampling

n. Abbr. CVS
A prenatal test to detect birth defects that is performed at an early stage of pregnancy and involves retrieval and examination of tissue from the chorionic villi. Also called chorionic villus biopsy.
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chorionic villus sampling

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a method of diagnosing genetic disorders early in pregnancy by the removal by catheter through the cervix or abdomen of a tiny sample of tissue from the chorionic villi. Abbreviation: CVS
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chorion′ic vil′lus sam`pling


n.
a test for detecting birth defects in early pregnancy involving examination of cells obtained from the chorionic villus. Abbr.: CVS
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Noun1.chorionic villus sampling - a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed
biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
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Objectives: To determine the effectiveness and feasibility of transabdominal chorionic villi sample (CVS) procedure for prenatal diagnosis of b-thalassaemia in a Muslim majority community.