Chorionic Villi of the Placenta

Picture of chorionic villi of the placenta

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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 Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

Current as ofMay 30, 2016

Current as of: May 30, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics