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cho·ri·on

 (kôr′ē-ŏn′)
n.
The outer membrane enclosing the embryo in reptiles, birds, and mammals. In placental mammals it contributes to the development of the placenta.

[Greek khorion; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.]

cho′ri·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.

chorion

(ˈkɔːrɪən)
n
(Anatomy) the outer of two membranes that form a sac around the embryonic reptile, bird, or mammal: contributes to the placenta in mammals. See also amnion
[C16: from Greek khorion afterbirth]
ˌchoriˈonic, ˈchorial adj

cho•ri•on

(ˈkɔr iˌɒn, ˈkoʊr-)

n.
1. the outermost of the membranes enclosing the embryo in reptiles, birds, and mammals, developing into part of the eggshell or part of the placenta.
2. a membrane enclosing the shell of an insect egg.
[1535–45; < Greek chórion afterbirth]
cho`ri•on′ic, cho′ri•al, adj.

cho·ri·on

(kôr′ē-ŏn′)
The outer membrane that encloses the embryo of a reptile, bird, or mammal. In mammals, the chorion contributes to the development of the placenta.

chorion

The embryo’s outer membrane, which helps to form the placenta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chorion - the outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
amniote - any member of the Amniota
chorionic villus - one of the tiny villi that stick out of the fetal chorion and combine with the mother's uterine tissue to form the placenta
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
fetal membrane - any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
Translations

cho·ri·on

n. corión, una de las dos membranas que rodean al feto.
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A natural process of cell death, apoptosis, was more common in the chorion laeve of women with chorioamnionitis than in chorions taken from control women without chorioamnionitis, Dr.
We conclude that apoptosis is accelerated in the chorion laeve of women with preterm PROM and histologic chorioamnionitis," she said.
Fetal membrane specimens were taken from another 18 women with preterm PROM but were excluded from the main analysis because these women lacked a chorion laeve.