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amniotic fluid

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

noun

[mass noun]
The fluid surrounding a fetus within the amnion.
Example sentences
  • Surrounding and protecting the embryo is the amnion, filled with amniotic fluid, and providing the embryo with a stable fluid environment.
  • The amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby is indeed a magic fluid.
  • Before birth, the lungs of the fetus are filled with amniotic fluid.

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