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Wharton's jelly

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A gelatinous intercellular substance which is the primitive mucoid connective tissue of the umbilical cord. It is rich in hyaluronic acid.


  • T. Wharton:
    Adenographia: sive glandularum totius corporis descriptio.
    London, 1656, pp. 243-244.

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