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Informal. .
short for amniocentesis


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  • Amniocentesis

    a surgical procedure for obtaining a sample of amniotic fluid from the amniotic sac in the uterus of a pregnant woman by inserting a hollow needle through the abdominal wall, used in diagnosing certain genetic defects or possible obstetric complications. Contemporary Examples So when Sarah was 16 weeks pregnant, she got an amniocentesis. Parents Sue […]

  • Amniochorial

    amniochorial amniochorial am·ni·o·cho·ri·al (ām’nē-ō-kôr’ē-əl) or am·ni·o·cho·ri·on·ic (-kôr’ē-ŏn’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the amnion and the chorion.

  • Amniogenesis

    amniogenesis amniogenesis am·ni·o·gen·e·sis (ām’nē-ō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Formation of the amnion.

  • Amniography

    an x-ray examination of the amniotic sac after the injection of an opaque solution, performed to permit visualization of the umbilical cord and the placenta. amniography am·ni·og·ra·phy (ām’nē-ŏg’rə-fē) n. Radiographic examination of the amnion following its injection with a radiopaque substance.

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