funicular cord
Umbilical Um*bil"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. ombilical. See {Umbilic}, n.] 1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to the center; central. [R.] --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

{Umbilical cord}. (a) (Anat.) The cord which connects the fetus with the placenta, and contains the arteries and the vein through which blood circulates between the fetus and the placenta; the navel-string. (b) (Bot.) The little stem by which the seeds are attached to the placenta; -- called also {funicular cord}.

{Umbilical hernia} (Med.), hernia of the bowels at the umbilicus.

{Umbilical point} (Geom.), an umbilicus. See {Umbilicus}, 5.

{Umbilical region} (Anat.), the middle region of the abdomen, bounded above by the epigastric region, below by the hypogastric region, and on the sides by the lumbar regions.

{Umbilical vesicle} (Anat.), a saccular appendage of the developing embryo, containing the nutritive and unsegmented part of the ovum; the yolk sac. See Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster]


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  • Funicular — Fu*nic u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster] 2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funicular action — Funicular Fu*nic u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster] 2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funicular curve — Funicular Fu*nic u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster] 2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funicular machine — Funicular Fu*nic u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster] 2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funicular polygon — Funicular Fu*nic u*lar, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. [1913 Webster] 2. Dependent on the tension of a cord. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funicular — 1660s, from L. funiculus, dim. of funis “a cord, rope.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • funicular —   a. pertaining to small cord, rope or tension.    ♦ funicular railway, cable mountain railway.    ♦ funiform a. cord or rope like.    ♦ funipendulous, a. hanging by a rope …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • funicular — I. adjective Etymology: Latin funiculus Date: 1664 1. having the form of or associated with a cord usually under tension 2. [New Latin funiculus] of, relating to, or being a funiculus 3. of, relating to, or being a funicular < a funicular system… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • funicular — /fyooh nik yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension. 2. worked by a rope or the like. n. 3. See funicular railway. [1655 65; < L funicul(us) (see FUNICULUS) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • funicular — fu·nic·u·lar || fjuː nɪkjÉ™lÉ™(r) / jÊŠl n. funicular railway, steep railway operated by means of a cable which raises and lowers the cars (often with the ascending car counterbalancing the descending one) adj. of a rope or cord; operated by …   English contemporary dictionary

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