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Syncytiotrophoblast

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syncytiotrophoblast

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

See: trophoblast.

Synonym: placental plasmodium, plasmodial trophoblast, plasmodiotrophoblast, syncytial trophoblast, syntrophoblast.

Origin: syncytium _ trophoblast