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amniotic Line breaks: am¦ni|ot¦ic
Pronunciation: /amnɪˈɒtɪk/

Definition of amniotic in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with amniotic

abiotic, antibiotic, chaotic, demotic, despotic, erotic, exotic, homoerotic, hypnotic, idiotic, macrobiotic, meiotic, narcotic, neurotic, osmotic, patriotic, prebiotic, psychotic, quixotic, robotic, sclerotic, semiotic, symbiotic, zygotic, zymotic
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