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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Extravillous Cytotrophoblast Layer


Plc.ECL
The extravillous cytotrophoblast layer is the outermost layer of the human placenta (analogous to mouse the trophoblast giant cell layer), the chorionic villi layer (analogous to the mouse placental labyrinth layer) constitutes the innermost layer of the placenta, while the column cytotrophoblast layer (analogous to the mouse spongiotrophoblast layer) is the middle layer of the human placenta.
Trophoblast Giant Cell Layer
Extravillous Cytotrophoblast Layer
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent