left umbilical vein

n.

A vein that returns blood from the placenta to the fetus, traversing the umbilical cord to pass into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein.

Nearby words

  1. left lobe of liver,
  2. left lymphatic duct,
  3. left ovarian vein,
  4. left suprarenal vein,
  5. left testicular vein,
  6. left ventricle,
  7. left ventricular ejection time,
  8. left ventricular failure,
  9. left ventricular opening,
  10. left wing


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