1 of, situated near, or affecting the navel.
2 centrally placed.
1 a flexible cordlike structure attaching a foetus to the placenta.
2 Astronaut. a supply cable linking a missile to its launcher, or an astronaut in space to a spacecraft.
obs. F umbilical or f. UMBILICUS
centrality, centricalness, center, middle, focus, core, kernel, nucleus, nucleolus, heart, pole axis, bull's eye, nave, navel, umbilicus, backbone, marrow, pith, vertebra, vertebral column, hotbed, concentration, centralization, symmetry, center of gravity, center of pressure, center of percussion, center of oscillation, center of buoyancy, metacenter, central, centrical, middle, azygous, axial, focal, umbilical, concentric, middlemost, rachidian, spinal, vertebral, middle, midst, centrally.