Very soon after the entrance of the ovum into the uterus, in the human subject, the outer surface of the chorion is found beset with fine processes, the so-called chorion villi, which give it a rough and shaggy appearance. a, chorion with villi. The villi are shown to be best developed in the part of the chorion to which the allantois is extending, this portion ultimately becomes the placenta. ; b, space between the two layers of the amnion; c, amniotic cavity; d, situation of the intestine, showing its connection with the umbilical vesicle; e, umbilical vesicle; f, situation of heart and vessels; g, allantois.
Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 807