umbilici

umbilicus

[uhm-bil-i-kuhs, uhm-buh-lahy-kuhs]
noun, plural umbilici [uhm-bil-uh-sahy, uhm-buh-lahy-sahy] .
1.
Anatomy. the depression in the center of the surface of the abdomen indicating the point of attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo; navel.
2.
Botany, Zoology. a navellike formation, as the hilum of a seed.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin umbilīcus navel, middle, center; see navel

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umbilicus (ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs, ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs)
 
n , pl -bilici
1.  biology a hollow or navel-like structure, such as the cavity at the base of a gastropod shell
2.  anatomy a technical name for the navel
 
[C18: from Latin: navel, centre; compare Latin umbō shield boss, Greek omphalos navel]
 
umbiliform
 
adj

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umbilicus um·bil·i·cus (ŭm-bĭl'ĭ-kəs, ŭm'bə-lī'kəs)
n. pl um·bil·i·ci (-sī')
See navel.

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