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n. pl. am′ni·os


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) short for amniocentesis


(ˈæm niˌoʊ)
n., pl. -ni•os.
Informal. amniocentesis.
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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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Amnio Technology enhances the gift of human birth tissue donation by developing, processing and distributing innovative allografts that provide regenerative therapies to improve quality of life.
A woman no longer has to wait until her third or fourth month of pregnancy before amnio or CVS can be used to evaluate the health of her fetus.
Too many of the headlines in the newspapers have said that this replaces amnio, this replaces CVS.
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,'
Miller, "A Production of Amnio Acids Under Possible Primitive Earth Conditions," Science 117 (1953): 528-29.
They nostalgically long for the life-giving promise of the sea, the baths, any procreative amnio tic space, but instead they tunnel alone into stagnancy and stillbirth.
I called her from my office to find out what the amnio showed, and caught her in the car.
Wolf's highly privileged position and class biases--or maybe it's just hormones--prevent her from thinking about the pregnant 16-year-old who wants to finish high school, the mother stretched too thin by her existing children, the couple with the dismal amnio report, all of whom might find their bodies speaking in a different voice.
If a couple determines through an amnio that their preborn child has Down syndrome or another abnormality, their options are limited.
Rebecca Smith-Bindman at the University of California, San Francisco, found that of seven markers on ultrasound tests thought to increase the risk of Down syndrome, only one was found reliable enough to justify an amnio.