Adherent+amnion

  • 1 Placenta — A temporary organ joining the mother and fetus, the placenta transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus, and permits the release of carbon dioxide and waste products from the fetus. It is roughly disk shaped, and at full term… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 2 caul — n. 1. Cap, coif. [Worn by women] 2. Small net. 3. Omentum, epiploon. 4. Adherent amnion …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 3 Caul — A caul (Latin: Caput galeatum , literally, head helmet ) is a thin, filmy membrane, the amniotic sac, that covers or partly covers the newborn mammal immediately after birth. It is also the membrane enclosing the paunch of mammals, particularly… …

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  • 4 mesocord — A fold of amnion that sometimes binds a segment of the umbilical cord to the placenta. * * * meso·cord (mezґo ) (meґzo kord) an umbilical cord adherent to the placenta by a connecting fold of the amnion; more correctly, the connecting fold itself …

    Medical dictionary

  • 5 pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …

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