amnion meaning

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  • Noun: amnion (amnia,amnions)  amneeun
    1. Thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
      - amniotic sac, amnios

    Derived forms: amnia, amnions

    See also: amniotic

    Type of: sac

    Part of: amniote, fetal membrane

    Encyclopedia: Amnion

  • [Medicine]
    The extraembryonic membrane which contains the EMBRYO and AMNIOTIC FLUID. n pl amnions or am·nia : a thin membrane forming a closed sac about the embryos of reptiles, birds, and mammals and containing a serous fluid in which the embryo is immersed —called also amniotic sac


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  1. the subchronic toxicity study on the biological amnion
  2. the culture of chicken corneal limbal epithelial cells on amnion basement membrane
  3. methods 15 cases ( 17 eyes ) were treated be new amnion joining with suberior and inferior limbus stem cells transplantation
  4. objective to observe the effect of the transplantation of amnion joining with stem cells of limbus of cornea to treat severe eye burn
  5. This rupture involves only the amnion; the chorion remains intact.

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