amnionitis

noun
am·​ni·​o·​nit·​is | \ ˌam-nē-ə-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce amnionitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of amnionitis

: inflammation of the amnion typically due to infection 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 also : chorioamnionitis 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

Comments on amnionitis

What made you want to look up amnionitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!