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umbilical cord

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Anatomy The flexible cordlike structure connecting a fetus at the abdomen with the placenta and containing two umbilical arteries and one vein that transport nourishment to the fetus and remove its wastes.
  • noun Something likened to this structure; a source or means of support or sustenance.
  • noun Any of various external electrical lines or fluid tubes that supply a rocket before launch.
  • noun The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and in some cases with communications while outside the spacecraft.

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  • noun anatomy The flexible structure connecting a foetus with the placenta; which transports nourishment to the foetus and removes waste.
  • noun aerospace The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and communications when outside a spacecraft
  • noun aerospace any of the various lines connecting a rocket to its launch pad before liftoff

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  • noun membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

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