umbilical cord, umbilical(noun)
membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
The flexible structure connecting a foetus with the placenta; which transports nourishment to the foetus and removes waste.
(aerospace) The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and communications when outside a spacecraft
(aerospace) any of the various lines connecting a rocket to its launch pad before liftoff
In placental mammals, the umbilical cord is a conduit between the developing embryo or fetus and the placenta. During prenatal development, the umbilical cord is physiologically and genetically part of the fetus and normally contains two arteries and one vein, buried within Wharton's jelly. The umbilical vein supplies the fetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the placenta. Conversely, the fetal heart pumps deoxygenated, nutrient-depleted blood through the umbilical arteries back to the placenta.
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The flexible rope-like structure that connects a developing FETUS to the PLACENTA in mammals. The cord contains blood vessels which carry oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and waste products away from the fetus.
The numerical value of umbilical cord in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of umbilical cord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He [Walker] was in the room. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord.
I began to question why we were trained to cut the umbilical cord immediately after a baby was born, i then started to explore my theory that there must be a link to a child's health based on when the cord is cut.
Priority 1 was to get the mom calm, once I got there and I see a child’s body and not a head. I get close and see an umbilical cord, that’s when I had to move quickly and think quickly. my priority was to get air to this child and free the airway up.
Ah! How neatly tied, in these people, is the umbilical cord of morality! Since they left their mothers they have never sinned, have they? They are apostles, they are the descendants of priests; one can only wonder from what source they draw their indignation, and above all how much they have pocketed to do this, and in any case what it has done for them.
The practice of helping babies breathe while waiting to clamp the umbilical cord has been around for a long time; it makes sense for the sickest infants, we're focused on producing evidence that shows the benefits. We think this could become the foundation for practice changing resuscitation techniques, transforming outcomes for the most critical of newborns nationwide.
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- حبل سريArabic
- cordó umbilicalCatalan, Valencian
- pupeční šňůraCzech
- cuerda umbilicalSpanish
- cordon ombilicalFrench
- 탯줄, 제대Korean
- pito, tāngaengae, iho, uho, rauruMāori
- navelstreng, navelsnoerDutch
- cordão umbilicalPortuguese
- пупчана врпцаSerbo-Croatian
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