funiculus umbilicalis


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um·bil·i·cal cord

the definitive connecting stalk between the embryo or fetus and the placenta; at birth it is primarily composed of mucoid connective tissue (Wharton jelly) in which the umbilical vessels are embedded.

funiculus umbilicalis

um·bil·i·cal cord

(ŭm-bil'i-kăl kōrd)
The definitive connecting stalk between the embryo or fetus and the placenta; at birth it is primarily composed of mucoid connective tissue (Wharton jelly) in which the umbilical vessels are embedded.
Synonym(s): funiculus umbilicalis [TA] , funis (1) .