umbilical cord


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umbilical cord

n.
1.
a. Anatomy The flexible cordlike structure connecting a fetus at the abdomen with the placenta and containing two umbilical arteries and one vein that transport nourishment to the fetus and remove its wastes.
b. Something likened to this structure; a source or means of support or sustenance: "All the umbilical cords of dependency still exist because the public wants them" (David A. Stockman).
2. Aerospace
a. Any of various external electrical lines or fluid tubes that supply a rocket before launch.
b. The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and in some cases with communications while outside the spacecraft.

umbilical cord

n
1. (Anatomy) the long flexible tubelike structure connecting a fetus with the placenta: it provides a means of metabolic interchange with the mother
2. any flexible cord, tube, or cable used to transfer information, power, oxygen, etc, as between an astronaut walking in space and his or her spacecraft or a deep-sea diver and his or her craft

umbil′ical cord`


n.
1. a cordlike structure connecting the fetus with the placenta during pregnancy, conveying nourishment from the mother and removing wastes.
2. a disconnectable cable or connection for servicing, operating, or testing equipment, as in a rocket or missile.
3. a strong line that supplies air, communications, etc.
[1745–55]

um·bil·i·cal cord

(ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kəl)
The flexible cord-like structure connecting a fetus at the abdomen to the placenta. It contains blood vessels that supply nourishment to the fetus and remove its wastes.

umbilical cord

The cord that joins a fetus to a placenta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umbilical cord - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placentaumbilical cord - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
fetal membrane - any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis - a vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus
Translations
cordon ombilicalliaison ombilicale

umbilical cord

nNabelschnur f

umbilical cord

ncordone m ombelicale

um·bil·i·cal cord

n. cordón umbilical, estructura que sirve de conexión entre el feto y la placenta durante la gestación.
References in classic literature ?
To these observations I may add, on the high authority of Azara, that the Carrancha feeds on worms, shells, slugs, grasshoppers, and frogs; that it destroys young lambs by tearing the umbilical cord; and that it pursues the Gallinazo, till that bird is compelled to vomit up the carrion it may have recently gorged.
Survival of the foetus during the gestational period depends upon the state of the umbilical cord and the vascularity that it provides.
No statistically significant difference was noticed between the means of oxidative stress parameters (TTM, TAC and CAT) in plasma, saliva and umbilical cord samples in two groups (P> 0.05).
Umbilical cord blood (cord) gas values can aid both in understanding the cause of an infant's acidosis and in providing reassurance that acute acidosis or asphyxia is not responsible for a compromised infant with a low Apgar score.
Objective: To study the clinical value of prenatal diagnosis of umbilical cord entry abnormity (UCEA) by means of color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS).
True knot of umbilical cord (TKUC) is a rare abnormality.
KUWAIT, May 30 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health has laid the cornerstone of Sheikha Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Center on a 12,000-sqm plot of land in the Sabah Health Zone at a cost totaling KD 7 million.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has obtained 2.1 million doses of Chlorhexidine from World Health Organization (WHO) to use for treatment of infections of umbilical cord and reduce neonatal mortality, official sources said.
Approximately 365,000 times a day, an umbilical cord is clamped and cut around the world.
The umbilical cord provides a functional connection between the fetus and the placenta, its importance for the development of the fetus is unquestionable.
Mary Stella has just returned from a nearby health facility with bad news: Her two-week-old baby boy was diagnosed with umbilical cord infection at the health facility.

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