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Related to Wharton's jelly: allantois
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.
Etymology: Thomas Wharton, English anatomist, 1614-1673; L, gelare, to congeal
a gelatinous mesenchymal tissue that remains when the embryonic body stalk blends with the yolk sac within the umbilical cord.
jelly[L. gelare, to freeze]
A thick, semisolid, gelatinous mass.
Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for the prevention of conception. It serves as a vehicle for spermicides.See: contraceptive
Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for therapeutic or contraceptive purposes.
Wharton's jellySee: Wharton's jelly
the soft, jelly-like intercellular substance of the umbilical cord; rich in hyaluronic acid.