left umbilical vein


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Related to left umbilical vein: vena umbilicalis, umbilical clamp

left um·bil·i·cal vein

the vein that returns the blood from the placenta to the fetus; traversing the umbilical cord, it enters the fetal body at the umbilicus and then passes into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein; its blood then flows by way of the ductus venosus and the inferior vena cava to the right atrium.
Synonym(s): vena umbilicalis [TA]

left um·bil·i·cal vein

(left ŭm-bil'i-kăl vān)
Returns the blood from the placenta to the embryo; traversing the umbilical cord, it enters the embryo body at the umbilicus and then passes into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein; its blood then flows by way of the ductus venosus and the inferior vena cava to the right atrium; the right umbilical vein disappears during the seventh week.
Synonym(s): vena umbilicalis [TA] , umbilical vein.