noun, plural am·ni·ons, am·ni·a [am-nee-uh] /ˈæm ni ə/.
Origin of amnion
British Dictionary definitions for amnia
noun plural -nions or -nia (-nɪə)
Word Origin for amnion
Word Origin and History for amnia
1660s, Modern Latin, from Greek amnion "membrane around a fetus," said to be originally "bowl in which the blood of victims was caught" [Liddell & Scott], which is variously said to be of unknown origin, from ame "bucket," or a diminutive of amnos "lamb."