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amniotic

Line breaks: am¦ni|ot¦ic
Pronunciation: /amnɪˈɒtɪk
 
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Definition of amniotic in English:

adjective

Relating to the amnion.
Example sentences
  • The stalk lengthens as the fetus develops within its amniotic sac, and at the uterine end the blood vessels become part of the developing placenta.
  • Empirical antibiotic treatment is often indicated for preterm infants who seem well but who have specific risk factors for systemic infection, such as prolonged rupture of amniotic membranes.
  • Most preterm births follow spontaneous, unexplained preterm labor, or spontaneous preterm prelabour rupture of the amniotic membranes.

Origin

early 19th century: formed irregularly from obsolete amnios 'amnion' + -otic, perhaps via French amniotique.

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