prolapse of umbilical cord

pro·lapse of um·bil·i·cal cord

presentation of part of the umbilical cord ahead of the fetus; it may cause fetal death due to compression of the cord between the presenting part of the fetus and the maternal pelvis.

pro·lapse of um·bil·i·cal cord

(prō'laps ŭm-bil'i-kăl kōrd)
Presentation of part of the umbilical cord ahead of the fetus; it may cause fetal death due to compression of the cord between the presenting part of the fetus and the maternal pelvis.