midgut loop

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mid·gut loop

(mid'-gut lūp)
The U-shaped part of the embryonic midgut that herniates into the extraembryonic celom in the proximal part of the umbilical cord when the embryonic celom (primordial abdominal cavity) temporarily becomes too small to contain the intestinal loops.
Synonym(s): umbilical intestinal loop.
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