What is another word for umbilical cord?

46 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ʌmbˈɪlɪkə͡l kˈɔːd], [ ʌmbˈɪlɪkə‍l kˈɔːd], [ ʌ_m_b_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_k_əl k_ˈɔː_d]

The umbilical cord is a vital link between a developing fetus and the mother, allowing for the transfer of nutrients and oxygen. However, there are several alternative synonyms for this anatomical structure. Some of the most common alternatives include the navel string, fetal cord, and vitelline duct. Others may refer to it as the belly button cord or placental cord. While the primary function of the umbilical cord remains the same regardless of its name, these alternative terms can be useful for those discussing pregnancy and childbirth, or for those studying human anatomy and biology.

What are the hypernyms for Umbilical cord?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    umbilicus, life cord, birth cord.

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