chorionic villus sampling

noun

Definition of chorionic villus sampling

:biopsy of a villus of the chorion at usually 10 to 12 weeks of gestation to obtain fetal cells for the prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities abbreviation CVS called also chorionic villi sampling

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First Known Use of chorionic villus sampling

1983


Medical Dictionary

chorionic villus sampling

noun
variants: also chorionic villi sampling

medical Definition of chorionic villus sampling

:biopsy of the chorion frondosum through the abdominal wall or by way of the vagina and uterine cervix at 10 to 12 weeks of gestation to obtain fetal cells for the prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities abbreviation CVS

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