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amnionic fold

 

Definition: a fold of the amnion enclosing the yolk stalk and extending from the point of insertion of the umbilical cord to the yolk sac; in reptiles and birds it is the reflected edge of the amnion where it folds over to cover the embryo during early development.

Synonym(s): Schultze fold

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