cytotrophoblast

noun
cy·​to·​tro·​pho·​blast | \ ˌsīt-ə-ˈtrō-fə-ˌblast How to pronounce cytotrophoblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytotrophoblast

: the inner cellular layer of the trophoblast of an embryonic placental mammal that gives rise to the plasmodial syncytiotrophoblast covering the placental villi

called also Langhans' layer, layer of Langhans

Other Words from cytotrophoblast

cytotrophoblastic \ -​ˌtrō-​fə-​ˈblas-​tik \ adjective

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“Cytotrophoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cytotrophoblast. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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