umbilication

umbilication

[uhm-bil-i-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
a central navellike depression.
2.
an umbilicate condition or formation.

Origin:
1870–75; umbilic(us) + -ation

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umbilication (ʌmˌbɪlɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  biology, anatomy a navel-like notch or depression, as in the centre of a vesicle
2.  the condition of being umbilicated

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umbilication um·bil·i·ca·tion (ŭm-bĭl'ĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. A pit or navellike depression.

  2. Formation of a depression at the apex of a papule, vesicle, or pustule.

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