[ am-nee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌæm niˈɒg rə fi /

noun, plural am·ni·og·ra·phies.

an x-ray examination of the amniotic sac after the injection of an opaque solution, performed to permit visualization of the umbilical cord and the placenta.

Nearby words

  1. amnio,
  2. amnio-,
  3. amniocentesis,
  4. amniochorial,
  5. amniogenesis,
  6. amnioma,
  7. amnion,
  8. amnion nodosum,
  9. amnionic,
  10. amnionitis

Origin of amniography

1965–70; amnio- (as combining form of amnion) + -graphy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for amniography


[ ăm′nē-ŏgrə-fē ]


Radiographic examination of the amnion following its injection with a radiopaque substance.

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