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Fig. 17A. Human Chorionic Villus

A cytologic drawing of a section from a 30-day human chorionic villus (Fig. 4 from Wislocki and Bennett, American Journal of Anatomy). The thick syncytium is seen covering the actively growing Langhans epithelium. The loose immature connective tissue contains a thin-walled capillary within which are seen fetal blood cells. Note that the erythroblasts are frequently nucleated. Iron hematoxylin, X1600.


Hertig AT. lnvolution of tissues in fetal life: a review. (1946) Anat. Rec. 94: 96-116.

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