urachus

(YOO-rah-kus)

A fibrous cord that connects the urinary bladder to the umbilicus (navel). The urachus is formed as the allantoic stalk during fetal development and lasts through life. Also called median umbilical ligament.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "urachus"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "uraco"

Cordón fibroso que conecta la vejiga urinaria con el ombligo. El uraco se forma como tallo alantoico durante el desarrollo fetal y dura toda la vida. También se llama ligamento umbilical medio.