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am·ni·on

 (ăm′nē-ən, -ŏn′)
n. pl. am·ni·ons or am·ni·a (-nē-ə)
A tough, thin membrane that forms a sac enclosing the embryo or fetus of a mammal, bird, or reptile. It is filled with a serous fluid in which the embryo or fetus is suspended.

[New Latin, from Greek amneion, variant of amneios, amnion, and from amnion, amnion, both from amnos, lamb; akin to Irish úan, Latin agnus, and Old Church Slavonic agnę, lamb.]

am′ni·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk), am′ni·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
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amnion

(ˈæmnɪən)
n, pl -nions or -nia (-nɪə)
(Zoology) the innermost of two membranes enclosing an embryonic reptile, bird, or mammal. See also chorion
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a little lamb, from amnos a lamb]
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am•ni•on

(ˈæm ni ən)

n., pl. -ni•ons, -ni•a (-ni ə)
the innermost membrane of the sac surrounding the embryo in reptiles, birds, and mammals, enclosing the amniotic fluid.
[1660–70; < Greek amníon, derivative of amnós lamb (see yean)]
am`ni•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) am`ni•on′ic, adj.
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am·ni·on

(ăm′nē-ən)
A sac of thin, tough membrane containing a watery liquid in which the embryo of a reptile, bird, or mammal is suspended. ♦ The watery fluid in the amnion is called amniotic fluid.
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amniocentesis, amnion - Amniocentesis is formed by amnion, the innermost membrane enclosing a fetus, and Greek kentesis, "pricking."
See also related terms for mammal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amnion - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)amnion - 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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Translations

amnion

[ˈæmnɪən] n (amnions or amnia (pl)) [ˈæmnɪə]amnio
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am·ni·on

n. amnios, saco membranoso que envuelve el embrión.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Placental disorders such as placentomegaly, chronic villitis, acute chorioamnionitis, amnion nodosum, and placenta previa have also been reported in association with chorangiosis (1,3).
In summary, up to now, the placental membrane was a site looked at mainly for features of acute inflammation (chorioamnionitis), meconium, hemosiderin, amnion nodosum, and decidual arteriolopathy.
Placental conditions that have been associated with chorangiosis include umbilical cord anomalies, single umbilical artery, abruptio placentae, placenta previa, chorangioma, amnion nodosum, and villitis (rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, syphilis, and Bartonella sp are known to infect and induce proliferation of the endothelial cells).