medial umbilical ligament

noun

Medical Definition of medial umbilical ligament

: a fibrous cord sheathed in peritoneum and extending from the pelvis to the navel that is a remnant of part of the umbilical artery in the fetus

called also lateral umbilical ligament

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“Medial umbilical ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/medial%20umbilical%20ligament. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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