amniotic band

noun

: strands of amniotic tissue that are formed by premature rupture of the amnion and that become entangled especially in the extremities of the developing fetus often limiting growth and resulting in various physical abnormalities (as limb or digit distortion or amputation)

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“Amniotic band.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amniotic%20band. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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