umbilical artery

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umbilical artery

[əm′bil·ə·kəl ′ärd·ə·rē]
(embryology)
Either of a pair of arteries passing through the umbilical cord to carry impure blood from the mammalian fetus to the placenta.
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The blood appears to have tracked up along the obliterated umbilical artery, which is one of the branches of the internal iliac artery.