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.
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.