Embryonic membrane | definition of embryonic membrane by Medical dictionary
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a structure or tissue that develops from the zygote but does not form part of the embryo proper.
fe·tal mem·brane (fē'tăl mem'brān)
A structure (e.g., chorion) or tissue that develops from the zygote but does not form part of the embryo proper.
Synonym(s): embryonic membrane
embryonic membrane or
extraembryonic membrane any of the protective membranes surrounding the developing embryo in animals, that are involved in the respiration and nutrition of the developing organism. They derive from the zygote, lie outside the embryo proper, and form the CHORION, ALLANTOIS, AMNION and YOLK SAC.
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Affected offspring were often released from the brood, chamber with embryonic membranes
still intact and often exhibited characteristics of multiple stages of development (Figure 1D), indicating perturbations in the timing of development.