<embryology> Extra embryonic layer of epithelium that forms around the mammalian blastocyst and attaches the embryo to the uterus wall.

Forms the outer layer of the chorion and together with maternal tissue will form the placenta.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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