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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy The flexible cordlike structure connecting a fetus at the abdomen with the placenta and containing two umbilical arteries and one vein that transport nourishment to the fetus and remove its wastes.
  • n. Something likened to this structure; a source or means of support or sustenance: "All the umbilical cords of dependency still exist because the public wants them” ( David A. Stockman).
  • n. Aerospace Any of various external electrical lines or fluid tubes that supply a rocket before launch.
  • n. Aerospace The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and in some cases with communications while outside the spacecraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The flexible structure connecting a foetus with the placenta; which transports nourishment to the foetus and removes waste.
  • n. The line that supplies an astronaut with oxygen and communications when outside a spacecraft
  • n. any of the various lines connecting a rocket to its launch pad before liftoff

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The little stem by which the seeds are attached to the placenta; -- called also funicular cord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

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