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.

 

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