amniotic sac

n.

amnion

Nearby words

  1. amniote,
  2. amniotic,
  3. amniotic cavity,
  4. amniotic fluid,
  5. amniotic fold,
  6. amniotome,
  7. amniotomy,
  8. amobarbital,
  9. amoeba,
  10. amoebae


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Science definitions for amniotic sac

amniotic sac

See amnion.
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Culture definitions for amniotic sac

amniotic sac

A two-layered membrane that surrounds the embryo or fetus in the uterus. The amniotic sac is filled with fluid in which the embryo or fetus is suspended. (See reproductive systems.)

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