omphalomesenteric vein

noun

: any of the veins in a vertebrate embryo that return the blood from the yolk sac to the heart or later to the portal vein and in mammals have their function of bringing nutriment to the embryo superseded early by that of the umbilical vein

called also vitelline vein

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“Omphalomesenteric vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/omphalomesenteric%20vein. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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