amnionitis am·ni·o·ni·tis (ām’nē-ə-nī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the amnion.


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    amniorrhea amniorrhea am·ni·or·rhe·a (ām’nē-ə-rē’ə) n. The escape of amniotic fluid from the amnion.

  • Amniorrhexis

    amniorrhexis amniorrhexis am·ni·or·rhex·is (ām’nē-ə-rěk’sĭs) n. Rupture of the amnion.

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  • Amnioscopy

    amnioscopy amnioscopy am·ni·os·co·py (ām’nē-ŏs’kə-pē) n. Examination of the amniotic cavity and fetus using an optical instrument that is inserted into the amniotic cavity.

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