epitheliochorial placenta


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epitheliochorial placenta

[‚ep·ə¦thē·lē·ō′kȯr·ē·əl plə′sen·tə]
(embryology)
A type of placenta in which the maternal epithelium and fetal epithelium are in contact. Also known as villous placenta.