Wharton jelly

Whar·ton jel·ly

the mucoid (mucouslike) connective tissue of the umbilical cord.

Whar·ton jel·ly

(wōr'tŏn jel'ē)
The mucoid connective tissue of the umbilical cord.

Wharton jelly

The gelatinous intercellular material of the umbilical cord; it consists of collagen, mucin, and hyaluronic acid. It is rich in hyaluronic acid, and in primitive stem cells.
Synonym: umbilical cord matrix

Wharton,

Thomas, English anatomist and physician, 1614-1673.
Wharton duct - of the salivary gland. Synonym(s): submandibular duct
Wharton jelly - the mucous connective tissue of the umbilical cord.
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Their study shows the ability of Wharton jelly mesenschymal stem cells to turn to oral-mucosa or skin-regeneration epithelia.

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