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

the elongated part of the embryo that is connected to the chorion. See also allantois.

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.