median umbilical ligament


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me·di·an um·bil·i·cal lig·a·ment

[TA]
the remnant of the urachus, contained in the median umbilical fold; it persists as a midline fibrous cord between the apex of the bladder and the umbilicus.

median umbilical ligament

The fibrous cord extending from the apex of the bladder to the umbilicus. It represents the remains of the urachus of the fetus.
See also: ligament