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chorion

 [kor´e-on]
an extraembryonic fetal membrane, composed of trophoblast lined with mesoderm; it develops villi, becomes vascularized, and forms the fetal part of the placenta.
chorion frondo´sum the placental part of the chorion; it is covered by villi.
chorion lae´ve the nonvillous, membranous part of the chorion.
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cho·ri·on

(kō'rē-on),
The outermost fetal membrance in human embryos, the villous part of which becomes the fetal part of the placenta.
Synonym(s): membrana serosa (1)
[G. chorion, membrane enclosing the fetus]
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chorion

(kôr′ē-ŏn′)
n.
The outer membrane enclosing the embryo in reptiles, birds, and mammals. In placental mammals it contributes to the development of the placenta.

cho′ri·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
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cho·ri·on

(kōr'ē-on)
The multilayered, outermost fetal membrane consisting of extraembryonic somatic mesoderm, trophoblast, and, on the maternal surface, its villi are bathed by maternal blood; as pregnancy progresses, part of the villous chorion becomes the fetal part of placenta.
Synonym(s): membrana serosa (1) .
[G. chorion, membrane enclosing the fetus]
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chorion

The outer of the two membranes that enclose the embryo. The inner is called the amnion.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

chorion

  1. the superficial outer coat of the insect egg which is noncellular and secreted by the ovary around the ovum.
  2. an embryonic membrane of AMNIOTES formed from an outer ectodermal layer (see ECTODERM and an inner mesodermal layer (see MESODERM). see AMNION. In birds and mammals it forms the outer membrane covering the amniotic cavity, and in mammals the mesodermal component of the chorion fuses with the allantois to form the chorioallantoic PLACENTA. Here the chorion develops finger-like outgrowths, the chorionic villi, which project into blood spaces in the uterus of the mother. see CHORIONIC BIOPSY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Chorion

The outermost membrane of the sac enclosing the fetus.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery
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