allantoic diverticulum
the sausage-shaped endodermal sacculation that becomes the allantois; in humans it is an outpouching of the caudal wall of the yolk sac that becomes the urachus and remains throughout life as the median umbilical ligament. Called also allantoic vesicle.

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