As adjectives the difference between umbilical and attached
is that umbilical
is of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord while attached
is in a romantic or sexual relationship.
As a noun umbilical
is (astronautics) a cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.
As a verb attached is
Of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.
(astronautics) A cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.
In a romantic or sexual relationship.
- As far as I know, he isn't attached , so I'm going to invite him out on a date.
(botany, mycology) Broadly joined to a stem or stipe, but not decurrent.
- I'm not ready to get attached , as I want to continue sleeping around.
Of a residential building, sharing walls with similar buildings on two, usually opposite, sides.
- In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe ranges from attached to almost decurrent.
* (sharing two walls) detached, semiattached