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View in Spanish: Sangre del cordón umbilical

Umbilical cord blood (um-BIH-lih-kul KORD blud)
Blood from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby. This blood contains high concentrations of stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop).



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