Origin of umbilical
Examples from the Web for umbilical
She tried, says Schreiber, “to cut the umbilical cord to her parents mainly by way of entrance into high culture.”
Both sides will insist they want some sort of corridor—not just an "umbilical chord"—and they must hammer out a tough compromise.
Prince Harry, a friendly creature of limited intelligence, was having an op to repair an umbilical hernia.
Since I was an aspiring actor from the severing of my umbilical cord, his thoughts were particularly interesting to me.
She delivered all her babies alone, cutting the umbilical cords with a pair of rusty scissors.
Umbilical rupture in babies is very common after the cord has dropped off.
The growing fetus is connected with this vascular organ by means of a sort of cable, called the umbilical cord.Plain Facts for Old and Young|John Harvey Kellogg
Bar and Renon found them in the blood of the umbilical cord in two of five cases.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
The umbilical cord in a new-born child is fresh, firm, round, and bluish in colour; blood is contained in its vessels.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Its sole connection with its mother is by means of its umbilical cord—that is to say, blood vessels, arterial and venous.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for umbilical
Word Origin and History for umbilical
"pertaining to the navel," 1540s, from Medieval Latin umbilicalis "of the navel," from Latin umbilicus "navel" (see umbilicus). Umbilical cord attested by 1753 (the native term is navel string).