umbilical cord

Definitions of umbilical cord
  1. noun
    membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
    synonyms: umbilical
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    type of:
    canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct
    a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    any of several body structure resembling a cord
    fetal membrane
    any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
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