umbilical cord

noun

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
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

1753


UMBILICAL CORD Defined for English Language Learners

umbilical cord

noun

Definition of umbilical cord for English Language Learners

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


UMBILICAL CORD Defined for Kids

umbilical cord

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

Definition of umbilical cord for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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

Illustration of umbilical cord



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