fetal membrane

fetal membranes

Definitions of fetal membrane
  1. noun
    any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
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    the vascular fetal membrane that lies below the chorion and develops from the hindgut in many embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
    caul, embryonic membrane, veil
    the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
    umbilical, umbilical cord
    membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
    type of:
    membrane, tissue layer
    a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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