adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
of, pertaining to, or having an amnion.
Also, amnionic [am-nee-on-ik] , amnic [am-nik] .

1815–25; amni(on) + -otic

postamniotic, adjective Unabridged
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amniotic (ˌæmnɪˈɒtɪk)
of or relating to the amnion

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Word Origin & History

1822, from Mod.L. amnion, from Gk., "membrane around a fetus," originally "bowl in which the blood of victims was caught," from ame "bucket."
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Example sentences
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.
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