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chorionic villus

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noun Embryology.
one of the branching outgrowths of the chorion that, together with maternal tissue, form the placenta.
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chorionic villus

n.
Any of the various fingerlike projections of the chorion of the embryo that contain fetal blood vessels and grow into the intervillous lacuna of the placenta.
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