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  • The protective and nutritive membrane that attaches higher vertebrate fetuses to the uterus.
  • The outer case of an insect egg.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

||Cho"ri*on (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &?;.]

1. (Anat.) (a) The outer membrane which invests the fetus in the womb; also, the similar membrane investing many ova at certain stages of development. (b) The true skin, or cutis.

2. (Bot.) The outer membrane of seeds of plants.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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