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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbilical cord, umbilical(noun)

    membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta


  1. umbilical cord(Noun)

    The flexible structure connecting a foetus with the placenta; which transports nourishment to the foetus and removes waste.

  2. umbilical cord(Noun)

    (aerospace) The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and communications when outside a spacecraft

  3. umbilical cord(Noun)

    (aerospace) any of the various lines connecting a rocket to its launch pad before liftoff


  1. Umbilical cord

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Umbilical Cord

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbilical cord in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbilical cord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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