Definition for UM-BIL'IC, or UM-BIL'IC-AL

UM-BIL'IC, or UM-BIL'IC-AL, a. [L. umbilicus, the navel.]

Pertaining to the navel; as, umbilical vessels; umbilical region. Umbilical points, in mathematics, the same as foci. Umbilical vessels, in vegetables, are the small vessels which pass from the heart of the seed into the side seed-lobes, and are supposed to imbibe the saccharine, farinaceous or oily matter which is to support the new vegetable in its germination and infant growth. Cyc. Darwin.

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