Wharton's jelly

noun

Medical Definition of Wharton's jelly 

: 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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