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bag of waters

noun
1.
a fluid-filled membranous sac in the pregnant uterus that encloses and cushions the fetus, normally breaking at or just before the time of birth; the amnion.
Origin of bag of waters
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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bag of waters in Medicine

bag of waters n.
the amniotic sac and the amniotic fluid in it

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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