extraembryonic cells of trophoblastic shell surrounding embryo, outside the cytotrophoblast layer, involved with implantation of the blastocyst by eroding extracellular matrix surrounding maternal endometrial cells at site of implantation, also contribute to villi. (dark staining, multinucleated). [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncytiotrophoblast http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/Notes/placenta5.htm ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
definition

extraembryonic cells of trophoblastic shell surrounding embryo, outside the cytotrophoblast layer, involved with implantation of the blastocyst by eroding extracellular matrix surrounding maternal endometrial cells at site of implantation, also contribute to villi. (dark staining, multinucleated).

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Gray36.png

has exact synonym

syntrophoblast layer

syncytial trophoblast

has related synonym

syncitiotrophoblast

syncitiotrophoblastus

syntrophoblast

id

UBERON:0000371