Umbilical cord

Definition of Umbilical cord

(Anat.) The cord which connects the fetus with the placenta, and contains the arteries and the vein through which blood circulates between the fetus and the placenta; the navel-string.
(Bot.) The little stem by which the seeds are attached to the placenta; - called also funicular cord.

See also: Umbilical Umbilical

Related Words

canal, channel, conceptus, duct, embryo, epithelial duct, fertilized egg, fetal membrane, fetus, foetus, funiculus, umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis
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