bag-waters

bag of waters

noun
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.

Origin:
1880–85

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

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