amniotic fluid

amniotic fluid
noun Date: circa 1855 the serous fluid in which the embryo or fetus is suspended within the amnion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Amniotic fluid — or liquor amnii is the nourishing and protecting liquid contained by the amnion of a pregnant woman. The amnion grows and begins to fill, mainly with water, around two weeks after fertilization. After a further 10 weeks the liquid contains… …   Wikipedia

  • amniotic fluid — ► NOUN ▪ the fluid surrounding a fetus within the amnion …   English terms dictionary

  • Amniotic fluid — The fluid bathing the fetus and serving as a shock absorber. * * * amniotic fluid n the serous fluid in which the embryo and fetus is suspended within the amnion * * * the fluid contained within the amniotic cavity. It surrounds the growing fetus …   Medical dictionary

  • amniotic fluid — the fluid contained within the amniotic cavity. It surrounds the growing fetus, protecting it from external pressure. The fluid is initially secreted from the amnion and is later supplemented by urine from the fetal kidneys. Some of the fluid is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • amniotic fluid — noun the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion before a woman gives birth her waters break • Syn: ↑amnionic fluid, ↑waters • Hypernyms: ↑liquid body substance, ↑bodily fluid, ↑body fluid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • amniotic fluid — Liquid contents of the amniotic sac of higher vertebrates, containing foetal, but not maternal cells …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • amniotic fluid — Anat., Zool. the watery fluid in the amnion, in which the embryo is suspended. * * * …   Universalium

  • amniotic fluid — noun In placental mammals, a fluid contained within the amnion membrane that surrounds a developing embryo or fetus …   Wiktionary

  • amniotic fluid — noun the fluid surrounding a fetus within the amnion …   English new terms dictionary

  • amniotic fluid — am′niot′ic flu′id n. anat. zool. the watery fluid in the amnion, in which the embryo is suspended Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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