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View in Spanish: Ligamento umbilical medio

Median umbilical ligament (MEE-dee-un um-BIH-lih-kul LIH-guh-ment)
A fibrous cord that connects the urinary bladder to the umbilicus (navel). The median umbilical ligament is formed as the allantoic stalk during fetal development and lasts through life. Also called urachus.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.