amnio


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am·ni·o

 (ăm′nē-ō)
n. pl. am′ni·os
Amniocentesis.

amnio

(ˈæmnɪəʊ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) short for amniocentesis

am•ni•o

(ˈæm niˌoʊ)
n., pl. -ni•os.
Informal. amniocentesis.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amnio - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalitiesamnio - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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These early results are encouraging and provide the basis for a new technology that could complement or otherwise change the current surrogate serum screening and amnio testing markets," said Harry Stylli, Ph.
The trial involved dividing women with early membrane rupture into two groups, one receiving serial amnio infusions as Jeanette did and the other being managed in the traditional way.
I actually thought that I was also doing the NHS a favour - one less amnio that taxpayers had to fund.
Tumor tissue was minced with scalpels and cultured in situ on coverslips using Amnio Max C100 supplemented with 15% (vol/vol) fetal calf serum and 1% penicillin-streptomycin (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, Calif).
If I have an amnio test to screen for Down's syndrome there's a two per cent chance I'll miscarry - I'm not taking that risk.
As to why they performed these procedures, the Record reported what the abortionists said: "`We have an occasional amnio abnormality, but it's a minuscule amount,'