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umbilical cordnoun [C]

 us   /ʌmˈbɪl·ɪ·kəl/
biology the ​tube that ​connects a ​baby to ​itsmother before ​birth and ​carriesoxygen and ​food to it
(Definition of umbilical cord from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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umbilical cordnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəl ˌkɔːd/  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 ​nursecut the baby's umbilical ​cord.
(Definition of umbilical cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “umbilical cord”
in Korean 탯줄…
in Arabic الحَبل السرّي…
in Malaysian tali pusat…
in Russian пуповина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 臍帶…
in Italian cordone ombelicale…
in Turkish göbek bağı…
in Polish pępowina…
in Spanish cordón umbilical…
in Vietnamese dây rốn…
in Portuguese cordão umbilical…
in Thai สายสะดือ…
in Catalan cordó umbilical…
in Japanese へその緒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脐带…
in Indonesian tali pusar…
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