[kawr-ee-oh-uh-lan-toh-is, ‐tois, kohr‐]
- a vascular, extraembryonic membrane of birds, reptiles, and certain mammals, formed by the fusion of the wall of the chorion with the wall of the allantois.
Origin of chorioallantois
First recorded in 1930–35
Also called chorioallantoic membrane.
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- The highly vascular extraembryonic membrane formed by the fusion of the allantois with the chorion that constitutes the placenta in most mammals.
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