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Chorionic villi of the placenta

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Chorionic villi of the placenta

Chorionic villi of the placenta

Fetus in uterus, with detail of placenta showing the chorionic villi and umbilical cord

Chorionic villi are tiny, branching growths found in the placenta. The cells of the chorionic villi have the same genetic material as the cells of the fetus.

Current as of: May 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics