medical Definition of amnionitis
- Organisms that inhabit the cervix, vagina, or rectum can spread upward into the amniotic cavity through intact or ruptured membranes and cause amnionitis.
- —Richard A. Polan et al., in Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 2005
- Oligohydramnios is frequently associated with chorioamnionitis (amnionitis), an infection of the membranes that surround the baby …
- —Sandy Jones and Marcie Jones, Great Expectations: Your All-In-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth, 2004