vesico-umbilical love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the urinary bladder and to the umbilicus.


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  • The anterior or upper part of the pedicle, which runs to the navel in the ventral wall of the embryo, atrophies subsequently, and only a useless string-like relic of it is left as a rudimentary organ; that is the single vesico-umbilical ligament.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • But the long stalk or pedicle of the allantois remains, and forms with its upper part the middle vesico-umbilical ligament, a rudimentary organ that goes in the shape of a solid string from the vertex of the bladder to the navel.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • To the right and left of it in the adult male are a couple of other rudimentary organs, the lateral vesico-umbilical ligaments.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2


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