postumbilical

umbilical

[uhm-bil-i-kuhl]
adjective
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 navel; central to the abdomen: the umbilical region.
4.
serving as or containing a conduit through which power is transferred, especially to a unit that will be or is designed to be ultimately self-sufficient or independent: an umbilical cable for launching a rocket; an umbilical plug for starting jet engines.
noun

Origin:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin umbilīcālis, equivalent to Latin umbilīc(us) (see umbilicus) + -ālis -al1

umbilically, adverb
nonumbilical, adjective
postumbilical, adjective
subumbilical, adjective
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umbilical (ʌmˈbɪlɪkəl, ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling the umbilicus or the umbilical cord
2.  in the region of the umbilicus: an umbilical hernia
 
n
3.  short for umbilical cord
 
um'bilically
 
adv

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umbilical
"pertaining to the navel," 1540s, from M.L. umbilicalis "of the navel," from L. umbilicus "navel," from PIE *onobh- (source of Gk. omphalos and related to *nobh, source of navel). First record of umbilical cord is from 1753. Umbilicus for "navel" is attested from 1690s but
mostly is confined to medical writing.
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umbilical um·bil·i·cal (ŭm-bĭl'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the navel.

  2. Relating to the umbilical region of the abdomen.


um·bil'i·cal·ly adv.
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