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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Last Revised July 1, 2013

Last Revised: July 1, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

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