amnionic fluid


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am·ni·on·ic flu·id

the fluid within the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus and helps to protect it from mechanical injury.
Synonym(s): liquor amnii
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am·ni·on·ic flu·id

, amniotic fluid (am'nē-on'ik flū'id, am'nē-ot'ik)
A liquid within the amnionic sac that surrounds embryo, and later, the fetus and protects it from mechanical injury.
Synonym(s): liquor amnii.
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Recent medical advances have made it possible to determine the sex of a baby earlier than the fifth month of gestation, by either testing fetal chromosomes removed from the placenta at three months gestation, or by testing the amnionic fluid at the fourth month of pregnancy.