vitelline circulation


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vitelline circulation

the circulation of blood and nutrients between the developing embryo and the yolk sac by way of the vitelline arteries and veins. Also called omphalomesenteric circulation. See also fetal circulation.

vitelline circulation

The embryonic circulation of blood to the yolk sac via the vitelline arteries and its return to general circulation through the vitelline veins.
See also: circulation