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Definitions for umbilical
ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kəlum·bil·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbilical cord, umbilicaladjective

    membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

  2. umbilicaladjective

    relating to or resembling the umbilicus

    "umbilical cord"


  1. umbilicalnoun

    A cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.

  2. umbilicaladjective

    Of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.

  3. Etymology: From umbilicus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Umbilicaladjective

    Belonging to the navel.

    Etymology: umbilicale, Fr. from umbilicus, Lat.

    Birds are nourished by umbilical vessels, and the navel is manifest a day or two after exclusion. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.

    In a calf, the umbilical vessels terminate in certain bodies divided into a multitude of carneous papillæ, received into so many sockets of the cotyledons growing on the womb. John Ray.


  1. umbilical

    Umbilical commonly refers to something that pertains or relates to the umbilicus or the navel. In anatomy, the term is used to describe the cord-like structure that connects the developing fetus to the placenta in the womb, providing essential nutrients and oxygen. In a broader context, the term can also refer to something that serves as a connecting link or means of communication, generally implying a sense of vital importance or centrality. It can also be used to describe something that is centrally located or positioned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbilicalnoun

    of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic

  2. Umbilicalnoun

    pertaining to the center; central

Editors Contribution

  1. umbilical

    A form of duct connecting the foetus to the placenta.

    The umbilical cord connects the foetus to the placenta within the mother

    Submitted by MaryC on July 28, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbilical in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of umbilical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of umbilical in a Sentence

  1. Antonin Artaud:

    Ah! How neatly tied, in these people, is the umbilical cord of morality! Since they left their mothers they have never sinned, have they? They are apostles, they are the descendants of priests; one can only wonder from what source they draw their indignation, and above all how much they have pocketed to do this, and in any case what it has done for them.

  2. Mike Sarafin:

    We agreed on what was called option one, which was to operationally change the loading procedure and start our engine chill down earlier. We also agreed to do some work at the pad to address the leak that we saw at the hydrogen tail service mask umbilical.

  3. Paul Walker:

    He [Walker] was in the room. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord.

  4. Gordon Watts:

    You don't want to foul your umbilical around yourself or cut yourself, you have to move pretty carefully when you are down there.

  5. Anup Katheria:

    The practice of helping babies breathe while waiting to clamp the umbilical cord has been around for a long time; it makes sense for the sickest infants, we're focused on producing evidence that shows the benefits. We think this could become the foundation for practice changing resuscitation techniques, transforming outcomes for the most critical of newborns nationwide.

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