chorionic villus biopsy

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Related to chorionic villus biopsy: amniocentesis, Chorionic villi
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Noun1.chorionic villus biopsy - 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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1A), a chorionic villus biopsy was performed at 11 weeks of gestation.
We therefore prepared native decidual cells from healthy placentas and cultured decidual cells from chorionic villus biopsy specimens that had been obtained for purposes other than identifying mitochondrial diseases (see data supplement).
Prenatal diagnosis of Pompe's disease (type II glycogenosis) in chorionic villus biopsy using maltose as a substrate.