from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the umbilicus and mesentery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the umbilicus and mesentery; omphalomesaraic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as omphalomesaraic.
The visceral veins are the two vitelline or omphalomesenteric veins bringing the blood from the yolk-sac, and the two umbilical veins returning the blood from the placenta; these four veins open close together into the sinus venosus.
Blood islands have been seen in the area vasculosa in the omphalomesenteric vein and arteries, and in the dorsal aorta.