amnion

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Synonyms for amnion

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

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KANSAS -- Tiffany Alexander, Lori Amnions, Eric Belcher, Patricia Greene, Marta Johnston, Misty Leiker, Carol Mitchell, Miranda Parson, Christopher Weis, Anthony Wilkins, Elizabeth Rice
Edited by Elizabeth Amnions, New York and London: W.
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.
Headlining winemakers include Californians Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards, Tod Mostero of Dominus Estate and Frederick Amnions of The Napa Valley Reserve, Tony Soter of Oregon, and Kees van Leeuwen of Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux.
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, by Elizabeth Amnions, 2.
The presence of 2 chorions and amnions at birth confirm that the twins are dichorionic/diamniotic identical twins arising from a single zygote, a relatively rare gestation process (occurring only in approximately 20% of identical twins).