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Meaning of UMBILICAL

Pronunciation:  um'bilikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  relating to or resembling the umbilicus; "umbilical cord"
 

UMBILICAL is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

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

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

{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.

 

 

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