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umbilical

adjective um·bil·i·cal \ ˌəm-ˈbi-li-kəl , British also ˌəm-bə-ˈlī-kəl \

Definition of umbilical

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

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First Known Use of umbilical

1541


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umbilical

noun

Definition of umbilical

First Known Use of umbilical

1774


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umbilical

adjective um·bil·i·cal \ ˌəm-ˈbil-i-kəl also ˌəm-bə-ˈlī-kəl \

medical Definition of umbilical

1 :of, relating to, or used at the navel
  • umbilical infection
2 :of or relating to the central abdominal region that is situated between the right and left lumbar regions and between the epigastric region above and the hypogastric region below
  • umbilical pain

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