umbilical cord - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] medical 

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/ʌmˈbɪlɪk(ə)l ˌkɔː(r)d/
singularumbilical cord
pluralumbilical cords
  1. a long tube that connects a baby to its mother before it is born and through which it receives food and oxygen. It is cut immediately after birth.