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UMBILICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does umbilical mean? 

UMBILICAL (noun)
  The noun UMBILICAL has 1 sense:

1. membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

  Familiarity information: UMBILICAL used as a noun is very rare.


UMBILICAL (adjective)
  The adjective UMBILICAL has 1 sense:

1. relating to or resembling the umbilicus

  Familiarity information: UMBILICAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UMBILICAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

umbilical; umbilical cord

Hypernyms ("umbilical" is a kind of...):

canal; channel; duct; epithelial duct (a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance)

funiculus (any of several body structure resembling a cord)

fetal membrane (any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus)

Meronyms (parts of "umbilical"):

umbilical vein; vena umbilicalis (a vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus)

Holonyms ("umbilical" is a part of...):

conceptus; embryo; fertilized egg (an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life)

fetus; foetus (an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal)


UMBILICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or resembling the umbilicus

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

umbilical cord

Pertainym:

umbilicus (scar where the umbilical cord was attached)


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