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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
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umbilical cordnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəl ˌkɔːd/  us   /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəl ˌkɔːrd/
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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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