fetal membrane


A structure or tissue, such as the chorion, amnion, and allantois, developed from the fertilized ovum but not part of the embryo proper.embryonic membrane

Nearby words

  1. fetal distress syndrome,
  2. fetal dystocia,
  3. fetal hemoglobin,
  4. fetal hydrops,
  5. fetal medicine,
  6. fetal placenta,
  7. fetal position,
  8. fetal souffle,
  9. fetal tissue implant,
  10. fetal tissue transplant

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