amniotomy

[ ăm′nē-ŏtə-mē ]

n.

Surgical rupture of the fetal membranes to induce or expedite labor.

Nearby words

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


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