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amnion

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Noun
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am=ni=on

CIDE DICTIONARY

amnionn. [Gr. the membrane round the fetus, dim. of lamb.].
     A thin membrane surrounding the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amnion, n. (pl. amnia) Zool. & Physiol. the innermost membrane that encloses the embryo of a reptile, bird, or mammal.

Derivative
amniotic adj.
Etymology
Gk, = caul (dimin. of amnos lamb)

THESAURUS

amnion

allantoic membrane, amniotic sac, arachnoid membrane, basement membrane, conjuctiva, eardrum, hymen, maidenhead, membrana serosa, membrana tympana, membrane, meninges, meninx, neurilemma, pellicle, pericardium, perineurium, pleura, serosa, tympanic membrane, tympanum, velum

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