HyperDic: fetal_membrane

English > 1 sense of the expression fetal membrane:
NOUNbodyfetal membraneany membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
English > fetal membrane: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAny membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus.
Partsamnion, amniotic sac, amniosThin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
chorionThe outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
NarrowerallantoisThe vascular fetal membrane that lies below the chorion and develops from the hindgut in many embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
caul, veil, embryonic membraneThe inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
umbilical cord, umbilicalmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
Broadermembrane, tissue layerA pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Spanishmembrana fetal, mesenterio, redaño
Catalanmembrana fetal, mesenteri

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