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Dictionary entry overview: What does amnio mean?
• AMNIO (noun)
The noun AMNIO has 1 sense:
1. (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
Familiarity information: AMNIO used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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(pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("amnio" is a kind of...):
prenatal diagnosis (any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality)
centesis ((surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid)
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