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Chorionic Villi of the Placenta


Picture of chorionic villi of the placenta

Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

Chorionic villi are tiny, finger-shaped growths found in the placenta. The genetic material in chorionic villus cells is the same as what is in fetal cells.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Last RevisedJuly 20, 2011

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