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umbilicus

[uhm-bil-i-kuh s, uhm-buh-lahy-kuh s] /ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kəs, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ kəs/
noun, plural umbilici
[uhm-bil-uh-sahy, uhm-buh-lahy-sahy] /ʌmˈbɪl əˌsaɪ, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ saɪ/ (Show IPA)
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin umbilīcus navel, middle, center; see navel
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British Dictionary definitions for umbilici

umbilicus

/ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs; ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs/
noun (pl) -bilici (-ˈbɪlɪˌsaɪ; -bɪˈlaɪsaɪ)
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
Derived Forms
umbiliform (ʌmˈbɪlɪˌfɔːm) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: navel, centre; compare Latin umbō shield boss, Greek omphalos navel
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umbilici in Medicine

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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