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Fetal membrane   /fˈitəl mˈɛmbrˌeɪn/   Listen
Fetal membrane

noun
1.
Any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus.






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"Fetal membrane" Quotes from Famous Books



... there are signs of parturition or of frequent straining to pass urine, and after a time the liquid is discharged clear and watery, or muddy, thick, and fetid. The hand introduced into the womb can detect neither fetus nor fetal membrane. If the neck of the womb closes, the liquid may accumulate a second time, or even a third, if no means are taken to disinfect it or to correct the tendency. The best resort is to remove any diseased product that may be found attached to the walls of the womb and to inject it ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture



Words linked to "Fetal membrane" :   embryonic membrane, allantois, chorion, amnion, tissue layer, umbilical, amniotic sac, umbilical cord, membrane, veil, amnios, caul



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