amniotic band

noun

Medical Definition of amniotic band

: 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 7 Dec. 2021.

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