Wharton's jelly

noun

: a soft connective tissue that occurs in the umbilical cord and consists of large stellate fibroblasts and a few wandering cells and macrophages embedded in a homogeneous jellylike intercellular substance

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“Wharton's jelly.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Wharton%27s%20jelly. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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