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amnionitis

Pronunciation: am′nē-ō-nī′tis

Definition: Inflammation resulting from infection of the amnionic sac, which, in turn, often results from premature rupture of the membranes (a condition often associated with neonatal infection).

[amnion + G. -itis, inflammation]

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