|allantois (ˌælənˈtəʊɪs, əˈlæntɔɪs)|
|a membranous sac growing out of the ventral surface of the hind gut of embryonic reptiles, birds, and mammals. It combines with the chorion to form the mammalian placenta|
|[C17: New Latin, irregularly from Greek allantoeidēs sausage-shaped, |
allantois al·lan·to·is (ə-lān'tō-ĭs)
n. pl. al·lan·to·i·des (āl'ən-tō'ĭ-dēz')
A membranous sac that develops from the posterior part of the alimentary canal in the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles, and is important in the formation of the umbilical cord and placenta in mammals. Also called allantoid.
|allantois (ə-lān'tō-ĭs) Pronunciation Key
Plural allantoides (āl'ən-tō'ĭ-dēz')
A membranous sac that grows out of the lower end of the alimentary canal in embryos of reptiles, birds, and mammals. In mammals, the blood vessels of the allantois develop into the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.
an extra-embryonic membrane of reptiles, birds, and mammals arising as a pouch, or sac, from the hindgut. In reptiles and birds it expands greatly between two other membranes, the amnion and chorion, to serve as a temporary respiratory organ while its cavity stores fetal excretions. In mammals other than marsupials the allantois is intimately associated with the chorion, contributing blood vessels to that structure as it forms-in conjunction with the endometrium, or mucosal lining, of the uterus-the placenta
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