syncytiotrophoblast

noun

syn·​cy·​tio·​tro·​pho·​blast sin-ˌsish-ē-ō-ˈtrō-fə-ˌblast How to pronounce syncytiotrophoblast (audio)
: the outer syncytial layer of the trophoblast that actively invades the uterine wall forming the outermost fetal component of the placenta

called also syntrophoblast

compare cytotrophoblast

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“Syncytiotrophoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/syncytiotrophoblast. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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