umbilical
I. adjective Date: 1541 1. of, relating to, or used at the navel 2. of or relating to the central region of the abdomen 3. being a necessary or nurturing link or connection <
the town's umbilical rail line
>
II. noun Date: 1774 umbilical cord 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umbilical — adj. anat. Relativo al ombligo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. umbilical 1. relativo o perteneciente al …   Diccionario médico

  • umbilical — adj. 2 g. 1.  [Anatomia] Do umbigo ou a ele relativo (ex.: cicatriz umbilical, cordão umbilical). 2. Que tem grande intimidade ou proximidade (ex.: ligação umbilical).   ‣ Etimologia: latim umbilicus, i, umbigo + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • umbilical — [um bil′i kəl] adj. [ML umbilicalis] 1. of or like an umbilicus, or navel, or an umbilical cord 2. situated at or near the navel; central to the abdomen 3. linked together by or as if by an umbilical cord n. ☆ 1. a flexible, detachable cable… …   English World dictionary

  • umbilical — (adj.) pertaining to the navel, 1540s, from M.L. umbilicalis of the navel, from L. umbilicus navel (see UMBILICUS (Cf. umbilicus)). Umbilical cord attested by 1753 (the native term is navel string) …   Etymology dictionary

  • umbilical — (Del lat. umbilicāris). adj. Anat. Perteneciente o relativo al ombligo. Vasos umbilicales. ☛ V. cordón umbilical …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • umbilical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or affecting the navel or umbilical cord. DERIVATIVES umbilically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Umbilical — (v. lat), was auf den Nabel Bezug hat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • umbilical — is pronounced um bil i kǝ (preferred) or um bi liy kǝl …   Modern English usage

  • umbilical — umbilically, adv. /um bil i keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an umbilicus or umbilical cord. 2. joined together by or as if by an umbilical cord; heavily dependent in a close relationship. 3. adjacent to or located near the …   Universalium

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