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amnionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæm.ni.ən/ (plural amnions or amnia uk   // us   ) specialized
a bag made of thin skin that contains amniotic fluid and surrounds the embryo of a mammal, bird, or reptile inside its mother
amniotic
adjective uk   /ˌæm.niˈɒt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
Translations of “amnion”
in Chinese (Traditional) (哺乳動物、鳥類或爬行動物胎兒的)羊膜…
in Chinese (Simplified) (哺乳动物、鸟类或爬行动物胎儿的)羊膜…
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