UMBILICAL CORD

a cord-like structure housing two arteries and a vein in a cylindrical membrane which links the fetus to the placenta during a pregnancy.

UMBILICAL CORD: "New evidence purports that there are potential health benefits to the child is the umbilical cord is not cut at birth, but instead given the chance to fall off on its own in the days or weeks following birth."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "UMBILICAL CORD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/umbilical-cord/ (accessed June 25, 2019).
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