Left umbilical vein

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Left umbilical vein

(Science: anatomy, vein) The vein that returns the blood from the placenta to the foetus; traversing the umbilical cord, it enters the foetal body at the umbilicus and passes thence into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein; its blood then flows by way of the ductus venosus and the inferior vena cava to the right atrium.

Synonym: vena umbilicalis sinistra.