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umbilical cord

noun

: a long, narrow tube that connects an unborn baby to the placenta of its mother

Full Definition of UMBILICAL CORD

1
a :  a cord arising from the navel that connects the fetus with the placenta and through which respiratory gases, nutrients, and wastes pass
b :  yolk stalk
2
:  a tethering or supply line (as for an astronaut outside a spacecraft or a diver underwater)
3
:  a necessary, supportive, or nurturing link or connection
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First Known Use of UMBILICAL CORD

1753
UMBILICAL CORD Defined for Kids

umbilical cord

noun um·bil·i·cal cord \ˌəm-ˈbi-li-kəl-\

Definition of UMBILICAL CORD for Kids

:  a cord that contains blood vessels and connects a developing fetus with the placenta of the mother
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umbilical cord

noun

Medical Definition of UMBILICAL CORD

:  a cord arising from the navel that connects the fetus with the placenta and contains the two umbilical arteries and the umbilical vein

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