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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)
Radiographic examination of the amnion following its injection with a radiopaque substance.


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