What is the cord that connects the fetus to the placenta?

Umbilical Cord

The umbilical cord connects the fetus to the placenta. Through the cord one umbilical vein and two umbilical arteries run. The umbilical vein carries oxygen and nutrients from the placenta to the fetus and the two umbilical veins carry de-oxygenated blood from the fetus to the placenta.

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