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bag of waters

a fluid-filled membranous sac in the pregnant uterus that encloses and cushions the fetus, normally breaking at or just before the time of birth; the amnion.
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The amnion and the chorion together are called the fetal membranes or the bag of waters.
  • Breaking of the bag of waters can be either a gush of water or a steady leak.
bag of waters in Medicine

bag of waters n.
the amniotic sac and the amniotic fluid in it

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