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