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    Chorionic Villi of the Placenta

    Chorionic Villi of the Placenta

    Picture of chorionic villi of the placenta

    Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

    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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