amnio-

(Greek: "bowl", or "lamb")

Denotes a thin, transparent, tough membrane lining and the fluid-filled cavity contains the embryo of reptiles, birds, and mammals [amniotes]; the membrane around a fetus; diminutive of amnos, lamb; a bowl in which the blood of sacrificial victims was caught. Now used primarily to indicate the membrane surrounding the fetus in utero.

amniocardiac
amniocele
amniocentesis
amniochorial
amniochorion
amniochorionic
amnioclepsis
amnioembryonic
amniogenesis
amniography
Radiography of the amniotic sac after the injection of radiopaque, water-soluble solution into the sac, which outlines the umbilical cord, the placenta, and the soft tissues of the fetal body; now considered an obsolete technique. Also: fetography.
amnioma
amnion
amnionic
amnionitis
amniorrhea
Escape of amniotic (membrane around the fetus) fluid.