• synonyms

intervillous lacuna

[ ĭn′tər-vĭləs ]


One of the spaces in the placenta that contain maternal blood and into which the chorionic villi project.

Nearby words

intervertebral foramen, intervertebral vein, interview, interviewee, interviewer, intervillous lacuna, intervillous space, intervocalic, intervolve, interwar, interweave
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