Definitions for umbilical cord
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cordlike structure connecting the fetus with the placenta during pregnancy, conveying nourishment from the mother and removing wastes.
Category: Developmental Biology
a disconnectable cable or connection for servicing, operating, or testing equipment, as in a rocket or missile.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Rocketry
a strong line that supplies air, communications, etc.
Origin of umbilical cord:
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.
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