what is chorion? Give its functions.

Asked by Lhavanya Roobini | 27th Nov, 2013, 06:11: PM

Expert Answer:

Chorion is one of the membranes that exist during pregnancy between the developing foetus and the mother. Chorionic villi are finger-like projections that arise from the trophoblast layer that develops in the zygote after it has undergone implantation.

Functions of chorion:

  • Chorionic villi interdigitates with projections from uterine tissue to form a structure called the placenta, which is the connecting link between the mother and the foetus.
  • It facilitates the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the embryo.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 27th Nov, 2013, 06:52: PM

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