|1.||Technical name: umbilicus the scar in the centre of the abdomen, usually forming a slight depression, where the umbilical cord was attachedRelated: umbilical|
|2.||a central part, location, or point; middle|
|3.||short for navel orange|
|[Old English nafela; related to Old Frisian navla, Old High German nabulo (German Nabel), Latin umbilīcus]|
navel na·vel (nā'vəl)
The mark on the surface of the abdomen that indicates where the umbilical cord was attached to the fetus during gestation. Also called bellybutton, umbilicus.
in anatomy, a small depression in the abdominal wall at the point of attachment of the umbilical cord (q.v.). It indicates the point through which the mammalian fetus obtained nourishment from its mother through the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.
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