Definition of Amniotic cavity

1. Noun. The fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Amnionic Fluid, Amniotic Fluid, Waters

Medical Definition of Amniotic cavity

1. The fluid-filled cavity inside the amnion which contains the developing embryo. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amniotic Cavity

amniotic amputation
amniotic band syndrome
amniotic cavity (current term)
amniotic corpuscle
amniotic duct
amniotic ectoderm
amniotic fluid
amniotic fluid embolism
amniotic fluid embolisms
amniotic fluid syndrome
amniotic fold
amniotic raphe
amniotic sac
amniotic sacs

Literary usage of Amniotic cavity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"Am. C., wall of the allantois. All. C., Cavity of allantois. All. S., Stalk of allantois. amniotic cavity. Chor., Chorion. CTR, Connective tissue ring. ..."

2. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1905)
"The cephalic portion of the intestinal cavity has opened into the amniotic cavity by means of the newly arisen mouth (m). Fig. 5. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The cavity above the embryo is the amniotic cavity, and its ectodermal lining is the amnion. It now shows in every relation exactly the same features as are ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"... with the amniotic cavity) which communicates with the pleuro-peritoneal space, and, according to Dalton, contains a semifluid, gelatinous material. ..."

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