Simple Definition of umbilical cord
: 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
First Known Use of umbilical cord
UMBILICAL CORD Defined for Kids
Definition of umbilical cord for Students
: a cord that contains blood vessels and connects a developing fetus with the placenta of the mother
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