hemochorial placenta


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he·mo·cho·ri·al pla·cen·ta

the type of placenta, as in humans and some rodents, in which maternal blood is in direct contact with the chorion.

he·mo·cho·ri·al pla·cen·ta

(hē'mō-kōr'ē-ăl plă-sen'tă)
The type of placenta, as in humans and some rodents, in which maternal blood is in direct contact with the chorionic villi.
Synonym(s): haemochorial placenta.

hemochorial placenta

A placenta in which the maternal blood is in direct contact with the chorion. The human placenta is of this type.
See also: placenta