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amniotic sac

amniotic sac in Medicine

amniotic sac n.
See amnion.

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amniotic sac in Science
amniotic sac  
See amnion.
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amniotic sac in Culture

amniotic sac definition


A two-layered membrane that surrounds the embryo or fetus in the uterus. The amniotic sac is filled with fluid in which the embryo or fetus is suspended. (See reproductive systems.)

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