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The Intestines Take the Stage

7 weeks, 4 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

The prominent loops of the intestines bulge into the base of the umbilical cord. The feet touch in the midline.

Label Key:

1. umbilical vein
2. umbilical cord
3. vitelline vessels
4. sole of left foot
5. right foot
6. loops of intestine in base of umbilical cord (physiologic herniation)
All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
The Sole of the Left Foot
The Sole of the Left Foot
Hand Meets Hand and Face
Hand Meets Hand and Face
The Intestines Take the Stage
The Intestines Take the Stage
The Feet Touch
The Feet Touch
Face of the 8-Week Embryo
Face of the 8-Week Embryo
Right Hand & Eye
Right Hand & Eye


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