HyperDic: embryonic_membrane

English > 1 sense of the expression embryonic membrane:
NOUNbodyembryonic membrane, caul, veilthe inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
English > embryonic membrane: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).
Synonymscaul, veil
Part ofplacentaThe vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring / transferring wastes from the developing fetus
Broaderfetal membraneAny membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus

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