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chorion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chorion  \Cho"ri*on\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Anat.) 
  a  The  outer  membrane  which  invests  the  fetus  in  the 
  womb;  also  the  similar  membrane  investing  many  ova  at 
  certain  stages  of  development. 
  b  The  true  skin,  or  cutis. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  outer  membrane  of  seeds  of  plants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chorion 
  n  :  outer  membrane  enclosing  the  embryo  in  higher  vertebrates 
  (reptiles;  birds;  mammals) 




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