umbilical artery

noun

Medical Definition of umbilical artery

: either of a pair of arteries that arise from the hypogastric arteries of the mammalian fetus and pass through the umbilical cord to the placenta to which they carry the deoxygenated blood from the fetus

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“Umbilical artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/umbilical%20artery. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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