Since I was an aspiring actor from the severing of my umbilical cord, his thoughts were particularly interesting to me.
She tried, says Schreiber, “to cut the umbilical cord to her parents mainly by way of entrance into high culture.”
In rare instances profuse hæmorrhage takes place when the umbilical cord separates.
To this organ the growing foetus is moored by a species of cable, the umbilical cord.
The umbilical cord contains no nerves, as there is no nervous connection between the mother and the child.
The somatic stalk together with its contents is known as the umbilical cord.
The connection between this structure, the placenta and the embryo, is constituted by means of the umbilical cord.
Near the centre of the embryonic surface is implanted the umbilical cord.
Its sole connection with its mother is by means of its umbilical cord—that is to say, blood vessels, arterial and venous.
This cord is called the umbilical cord and connects the embryo with the upper part of the womb.
umbilical cord n.
The flexible cordlike structure connecting a fetus at the navel with the placenta and containing two umbilical arteries and one vein that transport nourishment to the fetus and remove its wastes. Also called funis.
A ropelike structure that connects a developing embryo or fetus to the placenta. The umbilical cord contains the blood vessels that supply the embryo or fetus with nutrients and remove waste products. Connected to the abdomen of the embryo or fetus, the umbilical cord is cut at birth, leaving a small depression — the navel, or “belly button.”
Note: The detaching of the umbilical cord provides a figure of speech for new independence: “He finally cut the umbilical cord and moved out of his parents' home.”