A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [am-nee-uh n]
    • /ˈæm ni ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [am-nee-uh n]
    • /ˈæm ni ən/

Definitions of amnia word

  • noun plural amnia Anatomy, Zoology. the innermost of the embryonic or fetal membranes of reptiles, birds, and mammals; the sac in which the embryo is suspended. 1
  • noun plural amnia Zoology. a similar membrane of insects and other invertebrates. 1
  • noun amnia Plural form of amnion. 1
  • noun amnia plural of amnion. 0

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Origin of amnia

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
1660-70; < Greek, equivalent to amn(ós) lamb (see yean) + -ion diminutive suffix

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Parts of speech for Amnia


amnia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for amnia

noun amnia

  • afterbirth — the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after the birth of the offspring
  • amnion — the innermost of two membranes enclosing an embryonic reptile, bird, or mammal
  • placenta — Anatomy, Zoology. the organ in most mammals, formed in the lining of the uterus by the union of the uterine mucous membrane with the membranes of the fetus, that provides for the nourishment of the fetus and the elimination of its waste products.
  • water bag — a bag, sometimes made of skin, leather, etc, but in Australia usually canvas, for holding, carrying, and keeping water cool

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