amniotic sac


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Recent Examples on the Web Mary suspects that, during a pregnancy exam, a technician punctured her amniotic sac. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 Known as a porcupette (read more about the names for baby animals), the baby is born with all its quills but also wrapped in the amniotic sac that smooths the little one’s arrival. Patricia Edmonds, National Geographic, "Prickly porcupines mate without hurting each other. Here’s how.," 2 July 2020 Cintron had been at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, in Park Slope, for two days after visiting her ob-gyn on Monday morning, wondering if her amniotic sac was leaking. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 ZaNiyah slid onto planet Earth still encased in the amniotic sac — and without a pulse. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "On Christmas Eve, D.C. firefighters meet the baby they saved," 24 Dec. 2019 Chloe, of Mechanicville, N.Y., has Amniotic Band Syndrome, a rare condition that causes strands of the amniotic sac to separate and entangle fingers, toes, limbs and other parts of the fetus, according to Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Rachel Desantis,, "Teen Born Without Leg Donates Hundreds of Barbies with Prosthetic Legs to Local Hospital," 16 Oct. 2019 Other possibilities, the hospital said, include constriction ring syndrome -- when fibers from the amniotic sac wrap themselves around a fetus, causing deformities -- or the umbilical cord becoming wrapped around a fetus' limbs. Matthew Robinson, CNN, "Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany," 16 Sep. 2019 The amniotic sac had been exposed, and there was a serious risk of infection to the mother and the fetus. Jon Michaud, The New Yorker, "Julius: The Story of a Premature Birth," 15 Aug. 2019 The syndrome is rare; strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle digits, limbs, or other parts of the developing fetus. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Seattle Seahawks draft one-handed linebacker in the 5th round," 28 Apr. 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Amniotic sac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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