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false knot

False umbilical cord knot, varicosity Neonatology A prominent, often tortuous aggregation of dilated ectatic vessels with ↓ in covering by Wharton's jelly. Cf True knot.
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false knot

An external bulging of the umbilical cord, resulting from the coiling of the umbilical blood vessels.
See also: knot
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