Omphalosite



omphalosite om·pha·lo·site (ŏm’fə-lə-sīt’, ŏm-fāl’ə-)
n.
The underdeveloped member of unequal monochorionic twins that derives its blood supply from the placenta of the autosite and is not capable of independent existence or separation from the placenta.

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