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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Lateral to the median umbilical ligament, after detecting the lateral border of bladder, the medial umbilical ligament (obliterated umbilical artery) can be identified and it divides the paravesical space into two parts (medial and lateral).
The blood appears to have tracked up along the obliterated umbilical artery, which is one of the branches of the internal iliac artery.