umbilical cord


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n umbilical cord membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Umbilical cord (Anat) The cord which connects the fetus with the placenta, and contains the arteries and the vein through which blood circulates between the fetus and the placenta; the navel-string.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Umbilical cord the navel-string
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. umbilīcus, the navel; Gr. omphalos.


In literature:

Danthez speaks of the development of a fetus in spite of the absence of an umbilical cord.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
SOCRATES: Then let me tell you that this is their greatest pride, more than cutting the umbilical cord.
"Theaetetus" by Plato
The umbilical cord, as Marx said, which connects the individual consciousness with the collective consciousness is cut.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
The umbilical cord has not yet been cut.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
As long ago physically, now spiritually, the umbilical cord had been cut.
"Young Lives" by Richard Le Gallienne
The natal ceremony of a person is performed before division of the umbilical cord.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The pot was the umbilical cord which kept the Dream alive.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Grave disorders have arisen from infection through the freshly cut umbilical cord.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
When an infant is born it is accompanied by the after-birth or placenta to which it is linked by the umbilical cord.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Robert Louis had now severed the umbilical cord.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Only through her blood can the mother influence the child, since the Umbilical Cord contains no nerves.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
The umbilical cord is no longer a permanent leash, a strangler's noose, or a silver-plated life-line stretching back to the womb.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Umbilical rupture in babies is very common after the cord has dropped off.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Sporangia plane, umbilicate, attached to the wall by an elastic cord.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
I've cut the umbilical cord.
"In the Mountains" by Elizabeth von Arnim
There is a proverb that a child born with the umbilical cord round the body will be a curse to the caste.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Second, you had to tie its umbilical cord.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
The umbilical cord is broken at birth and the navel closes within a few days, but the scar remains throughout life.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
Midwives differ on the point of the moment at which the umbilical cord should be severed.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
As soon as the umbilical cord which unites the child to the mother has ceased to pulsate, it is tied about 2 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

After foaling , the umbilical cord ideally will break at the right time, but may also break too soon, or not break at all.
A 14-year-old is accused of choking her newborn to death while the baby was still attached to her by the umbilical cord.
A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African American, Asian and Hispanic babies.
Isn't that rope up to the parasail the umbilical cord that Smartmom has never actually been able to cut.
A mother apparently gave birth on a busy SEPTA Broad Street Line train yesterday afternoon, and walked off with the baby still attached to the umbilical cord.
Harvesting a horse's stem cells at birth through the umbilical cord or as a young horse may give it an advantage later if it develops health problems.
StemCyte and UC Davis Tethered in Umbilical Cord Blood Banking.
Upstate Hospital breaks ground on umbilical cord blood bank.
0One of only two public umbilical cord blood banks in New York.
Blood Taken From Umbilical Cord Saves A Boy's Life.
A 2009 study found traces of 232 synthetic chemicals in umbilical cord blood samples from ten babies of African American, Asian and Hispanic descent.
A Florida appeals court has upheld the first conviction in the nation of a woman charged with delivering cocaine to her newborn baby through the umbilical cord.
My towed umbilical cord is protected on male and female ends, and I've never had electrical contact problems.
Knowing when it's time to cut the financial umbilical cord.
German was born with the umbilical cord wrapped 2 times all around his neck.

In science:

Remarkable that the last reference to the large deviations principle serves a unique “umbilical cord” linking the first three sections of the paper with others.
The McMillan theorem for colored branching processes and dimensions of random fractals