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Fig. 17B. Human Chorionic Villus

A histologic drawing of a mature human chorionic villus (Fig. 17 from Wislocki and Bennett, American Journal of Anatomy). The syncytium is now much thinner, especially overlying the dilated fetal capillaries. Langhans cells are absent in this section although mature villi still contain a few scattered ones. The stroma is dense, the capillaries numerous, the latter containing many non nucleated fetal erythroblasts. Mallory’s connective tissue stain, X1600.


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

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