Definition of umbilical cord noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


umbilical cord

BrE BrE//ʌmˌbɪlɪkl ˈkɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrd//
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a long piece of tissue that connects a baby to its mother before it is born and is cut at the moment of birth Wordfinderbirth, breech birth, caesarean, contraction, deliver, induce, labour, midwife, obstetrics, umbilical cord See related entries: Birth
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: umbilical cord