cytotrophoblastic cells

cy·to·tro·pho·blas·tic cells

stem cells that fuse to form the overlying syncytiotrophoblast of placental villi.
Synonym(s): Langhans cells (2)

cy·to·tro·pho·blas·tic cells

(sī'tō-trō'fō-blast'ik selz)
Stem cells that fuse to form the overlying syncytiotrophoblast of placental villi.
Synonym(s): Langhans cells (2) .

Langhans,

Theodor, German pathologist, 1839-1915.
Langhans cells - multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomas. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblastic cells; Langhans-type giant cells
Langhans layer - the inner layer of the trophoblast. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblast
Langhans stria - fibrinoid that accumulates on the chorionic plate between the bases of placental villi during the first half of pregnancy.
Langhans-type giant cells - Synonym(s): Langhans cells
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Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of fetal aneuploidies using massively parallel sequencing-by-ligation and evidence that cell-free fetal DNA in the maternal plasma originates from cytotrophoblastic cells.
Global (diffuse) placental hypoxia (preuterine, uterine, or postuterine) was histologically diagnosed based on placental maturation (heterogenous or homogenous), excessive syncytial knotting (granular or smudgy chromatin), amount of the extracellular matrix of the chorionic villi (increased or decreased), density of the villous cytotrophoblastic cells (increased or decreased), density of Hofbauer cells (increased or decreased), and villous vascularity (increased or decreased branching of capillaries).