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Meaning of AMNION

Pronunciation:  'amneeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo in higher vertebrates (Amniota: reptiles; birds; mammals)
 

AMNION is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amnios, amniotic sac
 
 See Also: fetal membrane, sac

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am"ni*on\, n. [Gr. ? the membrane round the fetus, dim.
of ? lamb.] (Anat.)
A thin membrane surrounding the embryos of mammals, birds,
and reptiles.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a fluid-filled sack, formed from embryonic tissue, that contains the embryo in the amniote egg.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allantoic membrane, amniotic sac, arachnoid membrane, basement membrane, conjuctiva, eardrum, hymen, maidenhead, membrana serosa, membrana tympana, membrane, meninges, meninx, neurilemma, pellicle, pericardium, perineurium, pleura, serosa, tympanic membrane, tympanum, velum
 

 

 

 

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