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English definition of “umbilical cord”

umbilical cord

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəlˌkɔːd/ us    /-ˌkɔːrd/
the long, tube-like structure that connects a baby that has not yet been born to its mother's placenta (= the organ that provides it with food and oxygen): The nurse cut the baby's umbilical cord.
(Definition of umbilical cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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