Words nearby chori-
WORDS THAT USE CHORI-
What does chori- mean?
The chorion is the outermost membrane surrounding the embryo of a reptile, bird, or a mammal, and which contributes to the formation of the placenta in mammals, including humans. Choroid means “like the chorion,” but it can also refer to the choroid coat, the vascular layer of the eye.
Chori- comes from the Greek chórion, meaning “the outer membrane of the fetus.”
Chori– is a variant of chorio-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Examples of chori-
In this case, chori- means “chorion.” The second half of the word, -oma, is a combining form used to name tumors. Chorioma means “chorion tumor.”
What are some other forms that chori- may be commonly confused with?
In some examples from botany, such as choripetalous, chori- is based on the Greek chōrís, meaning “apart.”
How to use chori- in a sentence
Erant enim chori fores claus, nec quisquam orationi interfuit.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Chori was the name given to the Indians of Trinidad by the Weeyots.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Ibi in chori ambitu pilarii viginti duo, hic autem viginti octo.The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.|Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
Tandem defunctus, in medio chori Welli honorifice sepelitur.History of the Cathedral Church of Wells|Edward A. Freeman