amnion

amnion is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(am′nē-on″, -ŏn)

[Gr. amnion, lamb]
The innermost fetal membrane. It is a thin, transparent sac that holds the fetus suspended in amniotic fluid. The amnion grows rapidly at the expense of the extraembryonic coelom, and by the end of the third month it fuses with the chorion, forming the amniochorionic sac.
SYN: SEE: bag of waters.
amniotic (am″nē-ot′ik), adj.
SEE: oligohydramnios

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(am′nē-on″, -ŏn)

[Gr. amnion, lamb]
The innermost fetal membrane. It is a thin, transparent sac that holds the fetus suspended in amniotic fluid. The amnion grows rapidly at the expense of the extraembryonic coelom, and by the end of the third month it fuses with the chorion, forming the amniochorionic sac.
SYN: SEE: bag of waters.
amniotic (am″nē-ot′ik), adj.
SEE: oligohydramnios

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.