amnios


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am·ni·o

 (ăm′nē-ō)
n. pl. am′ni·os
Amniocentesis.
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Noun1.amnios - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)amnios - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
amniote - any member of the Amniota
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
fetal membrane - any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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Amnios carry with them a risk of miscarriage and I decided not to go ahead with it and just wait and see.
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The difference in the rate of anomalies associated with amnios done at 13-15 weeks and those done at 15 weeks or later was not statistically significant, she added.