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syncytiotrophoblast

Pronunciation: sit'e-o-trof-o-blast

Definition: The syncytial outer layer of the trophoblast; site of synthesis of human chorionic gonadotropin.

Synonym(s): placental plasmodium, plasmodial trophoblast, plasmodiotrophoblast, syncytial trophoblast, syntrophoblast

[syncytium + trophoblast]

See Also: trophoblast

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