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chori·on·ic vil·lus

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  1. chorionic villusnoun

    one of the tiny villi that stick out of the fetal chorion and combine with the mother's uterine tissue to form the placenta


  1. chorionic villus

    Chorionic villi are villi that sprout from the chorion to provide maximal contact area with maternal blood. They are an essential element in pregnancy from a histomorphologic perspective, and are, by definition, a product of conception. Branches of the umbilical arteries carry embryonic blood to the villi. After circulating through the capillaries of the villi, blood returns to the embryo through the umbilical vein. Thus, villi are part of the border between maternal and fetal blood during pregnancy.


  1. chorionic villus

    A chorionic villus is a microscopic, finger-like projection found in the placenta that forms the maternal-fetal interface, allowing the exchange of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products between the mother and the fetus. These villi possess a high concentration of blood vessels, which facilitate this crucial exchange. They also produce hormones necessary for pregnancy. In prenatal testing, samples from chorionic villi can be collected and analyzed for genetic abnormalities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorionic villus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorionic villus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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