Fetal membrane

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Fetal membrane
Latin adnexa fetalia
Code TE E6.
Anatomical terminology

The fetal membranes, or chorioamniotic membranes, are the amnion and chorion which surround and protect a developing fetus.[1] The fetal membranes also includes

  1. allantois
  2. secondary umbilical vesicle[2]


  1. ^ UpToDate Patient Preview > Fetal membranes: Anatomy and biochemistry Author: Seth Guller, PhD. Retrieved on Mars 7, 2010
  2. ^ Clinically Oriented Embryology Keith L Moore