Chronic uncertainty surrounds children living under occupation like amniotic fluid.
The constant presence of nutritive substances in the amniotic fluid during the whole period of gestation.
A special coat for confinement purposes, stained with blood and amniotic fluid, is liable to convey infection.
amniotic fluid n.
The fluid within the amnion that surrounds the fetus and protects it from injury.
The watery fluid within the amnion that surrounds the fetus. Amniotic fluid cushions the fetus from injury, allows movement, and helps to stabilize temperature. The composition of the fluid changes over the course of gestation. Initially, amniotic fluid is similar to maternal plasma. As the fetus develops, phospholipids originating from the lungs, fetal cells, lanugo, and urine are deposited in the fluid.