um·bil·i·cal /ˌʌmˈbɪlɪkəl, ||ˌʌmbəˈlaɪkəl/
(a.)臍帶的,臍的,臍狀的,母系的; [美] [宇] 空間生命線(
um·bil·i·cal /ˌəmˈbɪlɪkəl , ˌəmbəˈlaɪkəl/ 形容詞
1. Anat. Of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic.
2. Pertaining to the center; central. [R.]
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.
adj : relating to or resembling the umbilicus; "umbilical cord"