Wharton's jelly

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jelly

 [jel´e]
a soft, coherent, resilient substance; generally, a colloidal semisolid mass.
cardiac jelly a gelatinous substance present between the endothelium and myocardium of the embryonic heart that transforms into the connective tissue of the endocardium.
contraceptive jelly a nongreasy jelly containing a spermicide, used in the vagina for prevention of conception.
petroleum jelly petrolatum.
Wharton's jelly the soft, jelly-like intracellular substance of the umbilical cord.

jelly

[L. gelare, to freeze]
A thick, semisolid, gelatinous mass.

contraceptive jelly

Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for the prevention of conception. It serves as a vehicle for spermicides.
See: contraceptive

mineral jelly

Petrolatum.

petroleum jelly

Petrolatum.

vaginal jelly

Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for therapeutic or contraceptive purposes.

Wharton's jelly

See: Wharton's jelly