Magnified View of Chorion Villi
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. Shown is a magnified view of chorion villi.
Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 807