chorionic

adjective
cho·ri·on·ic | \ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-nik \

Definition of chorionic 

1 : of, relating to, or being part of the chorion chorionic villi

2 : secreted or produced by chorionic or related tissue (as in the placenta or a choriocarcinoma)

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View Sample Sign Up Now Noise also seems to be a driving factor in oxidative stress and metabolic abnormalities, the authors say, which could contribute to other chorionic diseases like diabetes. Amanda Macmillan, Time, "How Loud Noise Exposure Is Linked to Heart Disease," 6 Feb. 2018 In the 1960s, scientists developed chemical tests that searched directly for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)—the tell-tale hormone that the frogs were reacting to. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "How a Frog Became the First Mainstream Pregnancy Test," 4 May 2017 One possible entry point involves structures called chorionic villi, which anchor the placenta into the wall of the uterus during the first trimester. Pam Belluck, New York Times, "Confronting a Lingering Question About Zika: How It Enters the Womb," 18 July 2016

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First Known Use of chorionic

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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chorionic

adjective
cho·ri·on·ic | \ˌkōr-ē-ˈän-ik, ˌkȯr- \

Medical Definition of chorionic 

1 : of, relating to, or being part of the chorion chorionic villi

2 : secreted or produced by chorionic or a related tissue (as in the placenta or a choriocarcinoma) chorionic hormones

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