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cut the umbilical cord

To strike out on one's own from an overly involved or suffocating relationship, usually between a parent and child. I love my mom, I truly do, but she used to call me five times a day! I had to cut the umbilical cord! Geez Pete, you're 40 years old! It's time to cut the umbilical cord and stop living with your parents!
See also: cord, cut

cut the umbilical cord

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cut the cord

If you cut the umbilical cord or cut the cord, you start acting independently rather than continuing to rely on the person or thing that you have always relied on. Both nations are eager to cut the umbilical cord tying them to the federation in its current shape. Note: An unborn baby's umbilical cord is the tube connecting it to its mother, through which it receives oxygen and nutrients.
See also: cord, cut
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At Statoil's Johan Castberg project, the control umbilicals are expected to be used to transmit hydraulic control fluid and chemicals, as well as provide the electrical power and fiber-optic requirements to operate and monitor the subsea wells, which are located in 400 meters of water.
Length and thickness of the umbilical cord were measured using measuring tape and Vernier calipers.
Precipitating causes included umbilical ulceration or sepsis (4), crying (3), respiratory infection (3), intussusceptions (1), and ascites (1).
El diagnostico de hernia umbilical en el acto inicial de una Colelap (Colecistectomia laparoscopica), trae consecuencias controversiales en el sistema de seguros privados y dudas en su veracidad diagnostica; ocasionando a los cirujanos generales una charla repetida a los pacientes y a sus familiares quienes dudan, y por supuesto la consecuente pregunta, ?
KEY WORDS: Umbilical cord entry abnormity, Ultrasonic diagnosis, Second trimester.
Doppler ultrasound of umbilical artery is helpful than any other test of fetal wellbeing in distinguishing between normal small fetus and growth restricted fetuses and is a good predictor in these growth restricted fetuses at risk of antenatal compromise.
Umbilical swelling and discharge is commonly found in general pediatric practice and may challenge the physician's diagnostic acumen.
Umbilical hernia with abomasal-umbilical fistula in a calf.
Las celulas madre del cordon umbilical pueden conservarse hasta mas de 50 anos, esto quiere decir que si el bebe en algun momento de su vida necesita sus celulas puede usarlas y mejorar su calidad de vida, ya que le trasplantan las celulas nuevas que tiene desde su nacimiento para la regeneracion en su cuerpo", explico Michael Myslabodski, director de franquicias del Banco de Cordon Umbilical.
JDR will manufacture and load-out the umbilical on a 9.
The project will be one of the largest umbilical project to be manufactured in Lobito following a major expansion of the plant capabilities in 2012.
A recent study reported in the Neural Regeneration Research showed that the stress decrease at 7 200 seconds was similar between the middle cerebral artery and fetal umbilical vein specimens, regardless of initial stress of 18.
Los quistes del cordon umbilical (CU) se clasifican en pseudoquistes y quistes verdaderos (1), la diferencia radica en la presencia de epitelio al interior del quiste en la revision histologica.
Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions has opened its $2 million TQR (Test, Qualification and Reliability) laboratory in Fife, Scotland to evaluate and assimilate the long-term behaviour of deepwater umbilical cables.
Umbilical hernia is a common pathology in both developing as well as the developed countries and accounts for 6% of abdominal wall hernias in adults.