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Definition of Chorion

Chorion: The outermost of the two fetal membranes (the amnion is the innermost) that surround the embryo. The chorion develops villi (vascular finger-like projections) and develops into the placenta.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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