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[am-nee-ot-ik] /ˌæm niˈɒt ɪk/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
of, relating to, or having an amnion.
Also, amnionic
[am-nee-on-ik] /ˌæm niˈɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
[am-nik] /ˈæm nɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of amniotic
1815-25; amni(on) + -otic
Related forms
postamniotic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for amniotic
  • That's quite a lot of carry at the end of pregnancy and that does not include the amniotic water or any of those placentas.
  • For a firm diagnosis, doctors take a sample of amniotic fluid or the placenta.
  • When the needle enters the amniotic sac, you may feel a sharp pain lasting a few seconds.
  • Lung maturity testing may be performed on the amniotic fluid if delivery is being considered more than a week before the due date.
British Dictionary definitions for amniotic


of or relating to the amnion
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Word Origin and History for amniotic

1822, from Modern Latin amnion (see amnion) + -ic.

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