Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to amnion: yolk sac, amnion nodosum
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for amnion

thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)

References in periodicals archive ?
Amnion tissue, donated from mothers who undergo elective cesarean section surgery, has been used by ophthalmologists for over a decade.
They took discarded human amnions and stretched each across the bottom of an open-ended glass tube, which they then filled with human amniotic fluid.
The amnion tissue and cells are not subject to an approved BLA (biologics license), and you do not have an IND in effect," the letter said.
A part of the placenta called the amnion, or the outer membrane of the amniotic sac, routinely discarded "medical waste" may prove to be an abundant source of cells with the same potential to treat diseases and regenerate tissues as embryonic stem cells, according to a new study.
Careful attention should be paid to distinguish the nuchal skin from the amnion.
Although chemicals may transfer from mother to fetus via the amniotic fluid after crossing the amnion, the majority of agents gain access to the conceptus via placental passage (Nau and Liddiard 1978).
Chorion and amnion, placenta, cord, and rib; dermis, epidermis, and the shell's
They are the maternal placenta, amnion (the amniotic sac) and the chorion (chorionic sac or fetal placenta).
Bedi, "Effect of amnion on wound healing in buffalo calves-a biochemical study, Indian Vet.
Although the cells in amniotic fluid are widely known to have originated from fetal urogenital, respiratory, and alimentary tracts, skin and amnion, the origin of cell-free fetal DNA in amniotic fluid remains unclear (2).
Placental conditions that have been associated with chorangiosis include umbilical cord anomalies, single umbilical artery, abruptio placentae, placenta previa, chorangioma, amnion nodosum, and villitis (rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, syphilis, and Bartonella sp are known to infect and induce proliferation of the endothelial cells).
Most are in individual sacs separated by a thin, visible line, which is the amnion, not the chorion.
Human amnion as temporary biological wound dressing has remained as beneficial and cost effective means of treating burns in developing countries.
Increased nuclear cyclin/PCNA antigen staining of non S-phase transformed human amnion cells engaged in nucleotide excision DNA repair.