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amniotic sac




fetus in vitro
The fetus in vitro, showing amniotic sac
Credit: University of Utah, Health Sciences Center

The membranous bag that surrounds the fetus and fills with watery amniotic fluid as pregnancy advances. The amniotic sac is made up of two membranes, the inner amnion and the outer chorion.


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Source: British Medical Association