chorionic villus sampling


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

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Deborah and Ariel Levy sued for damages, alleging the physician who had performed the chorionic villus sampling procedure had mistakenly removed maternal tissue instead of fetal tissue. Bonnie Rochman, Slate Magazine, "What Kind of Baby Do You Want?," 3 Mar. 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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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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