chorionic villus


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chorionic villus

n.
Any of the minute fingerlike projections of the fetal chorion that contain fetal blood vessels and that combine with maternal uterine tissue to form the placenta.
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cho′rion′ic vil′lus


n.
one of the branching outgrowths of the chorion that together with maternal tissue form the placenta.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
chorion - the outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
villus - a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane
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