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  • adj. Pertaining to the amnion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the amnion; characterized by an amnion

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • [As Amniota + -ic; = French amniotique.]
  • Pertaining to the amnion; contained in the amnion: as, the amniotic fluid.
  • Possessing an amnion; belonging to the Amnionata, as a mammal, bird, or reptile. See Amnionata.
  • Also amnic.
  • In botany, the embryo-sac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion


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