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yolk stalk


Definition: the narrowed connection between the intraembryonic gut and the yolk sac; its walls are splanchnopleure.

Synonym(s): omphaloenteric duct, ophaloenteric duct, umbilical duct, vitelline duct, vitellointestinal duct

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