body stalk


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con·nect·ing stalk

the extraembryonic precursor of the umbilical cord by which the caudal end of the embryo is attached to the chorion.
Synonym(s): body stalk

body stalk

A bridge of mesoderm that connects the caudal end of the embryo with the chorion. It later forms the structural tissue of the umbilical cord.
See also: stalk
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CONCLUSION: Invariably fatal and severe body stalk anomaly results from a failure of cephalic, caudal, and lateral body folds to fuse and form an umbilical cord.
Along the body stalk of the crown in the ectoderm are the four types of nematoblasts and at the surface a few nematocytes (stenoteles and desmonemes).
Secondly, some scientists opine that there is persistence of body stalk resulting in omphalocele.