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umbilical cord

noun
     
Related topics: Human, Birth
um‧bil‧i‧cal cord [countable]
1MB a long narrow tube of flesh that joins an unborn baby to its mother
2 a strong feeling of belonging to or a strong feeling of relationship with a particular place, person, organization etc:
All modern popular music has an umbilical cord link back to blues and R and B.
Teenage boys especially feel a need to cut the umbilical cord tying them to their mothers.

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