umbilical cord

[Noun] The cord that joins a baby to its mother inside the womb, through which food and oxygen is passed.
Example: At birth, the baby�s umbilical cord is cut.
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umbilical cord

[n] - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
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Umbilical cord

The baby's lifeline from the mother during pregnancy. The umbilical cord is formed during the fifth week of gestation and connects the foetus' circulation with the mother's placenta. Through this vascular structure, the foetus receives nutrients such as oxygen, glucose, and protein. When the baby is born the cord is about 2 feet long and 1/2 inch t...
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umbilical cord

The umbilical cord is the spongy, cord-like structure which connects a fetus to the placenta. It carries nourishment and removes waste via two arteries and a vein. The cord is cut after delivery, and when the cord stump falls off, the baby's belly button is revealed.
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Umbilical cord

the tubal structure (consisting of two arteries and one vein) that connects the foetus to the placenta, supplying the foetus with oxygen and nutrients and removing some waste products
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Umbilical cord

A long flexible tube like structre which connects the fetus to the placenta.
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Umbilical cord

Umbilical cord: The cord that connects the developing embryo or fetus with the placenta and through which run the umbilical arteries and vein. The matrix (the substance) of the umbilical cord is known as Wharton's jelly and is a rich source of stem cells. At birth the umbilical cord measures about 20 inches (50 cm) in length. The cord is clamped an...
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umbilical cord

The flexible structure, giving passage to the umbilical arteries and vein, which connects the embryo or foetus to the placenta. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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umbilical cord

umbilical noun membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
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umbilical cord

the structure that connects the fetus and placenta; it is the lifeline of the fetus in the uterus throughout pregnancy. About two weeks after conception, the umbilical cord and the placenta are sufficiently developed to begin their functions. Through two arteries and a vein in the cord, nourishment and oxygen pass from th...
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umbilical cord

narrow cord of tissue that connects a developing embryo, or fetus, with the placenta (the extra-embryonic tissues responsible for providing ... [5 related articles]
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umbilical cord

Type: Term Definitions: 1. the definitive connecting stalk between the embryo or fetus and the placenta; at birth it is primarily composed of mucoid connective tissue (Wharton jelly) in which the umbilical vessels are embedded. Synonyms: chorda umbilicalis, funiculus umbilicalis, funis1
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umbilical cord

• [BIOLOGY] A ropelike structure, 40–60 cm long, linking the developing embryo or fetus to the placenta through most of pregnancy. It consists of blood vessels (two arteries and a vein) taking blood to and from the placenta, and a gelatinous matrix. Shortly after delivery, the cord is cla...
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Umbilical Cord

A rope-like cord that is formed by the fifth week of pregnancy and connects the placenta to the fetus. The cord is responsible for removing waste products and carbon dioxide from the fetus. It is also responsible for trasnferring oxygenated blood and nutrients to the fetus. The umbilical cord typically contains three vessels, two arteries and on......
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umbilical cord

umbilical cord (ŭmbil'ikul) , cordlike structure about 22 in. (56 cm) long in the pregnant human female, extending from the abdominal wall of the fetus to the placenta. Its chief function is to carry nourishment and oxygen from the placenta to the fetus and return waste products to the pla...
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Umbilical Cord

The umbilical cord is the communicating channel between the placenta and the foetus. It sends waste products from the foetus to the placenta and returns the blood from the placenta to the foetus. At birth the arteries in the umbilical cord constrict and close, stopping the blood flow to the placenta. Soon after the birth the umbilical cord is cut s...
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umbilical cord

Connection between the embryo (or fetus) and the placenta inside the uterus of placental mammals. It has one vein and two arteries, transporting oxygen and nutrients to the developing young, and removing waste products. Blood is carried from the fetus along the umbilical cord and into the placenta. Here it is brought close to the mother's blood...
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UMBILICAL CORD

Blood-vessel connection between the mare and the fetus.
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Umbilical Cord

Two arteries and one vein encased in a gelatinous tube leading from the baby to the placenta which exchange nutrients and oxygen from the mother for waste products from the baby.
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Umbilical cord

Naval cord Attaches foal to mother, at the navel, through which
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umbilical cord

(um-bu1;lu1-kal) A cordlike structure containing the umbilical arteries and vein and connecting the fetus with the placenta.
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umbilical cord

(um-bu1;lu1-kal) A cordlike structure containing the umbilical arteries and vein and connecting the fetus with the placenta.
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umbilical cord

The structure that connects the placenta and the embryo; contains the umbilical arteries and the umbilical vein.
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Umbilical cord

In placental mammals, the umbilical cord (also called the navel string,birth cord or funiculus umbilicalis) is a conduit between the developing embryo or fetus and the placenta. During prenatal development, the umbilical cord is physiologically and genetically part of the fetus and (in humans) normally contains two arteries (the umbilical arteries...
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Umbilical cord

The flexible cord of tissue connecting the fetus
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