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um·bil·i·cus

 (ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kəs, ŭm′bə-lī′kəs)
n. pl. um·bil·i·ci (-sī′)
1. See navel.
2. Biology A small opening or depression similar to a navel, as the hollow at the base of the shell of some gastropod mollusks, one of the openings in the shaft of a feather, or the hilum of a seed.

[Latin umbilīcus; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]

umbilicus

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

um•bil•i•cus

(ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kəs, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ kəs)

n., pl. -bil•i•ci (-ˈbɪl əˌsaɪ, -bəˈlaɪ saɪ)
2. a navellike formation, as the hilum of a seed.
[1605–15; < Latin umbilīcus navel]
navel, umbilicus, belly button, omphalodium - The navel is also the umbilicus, belly button, or omphalodium; navel and umbilicus share the same Indo-European root.
See also related terms for navel.

umbilicus

(or navel) An abdominal scar left by removal of the umbilical cord after birth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attachedumbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
Translations

umbilicus

[ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs] N (umbilici (pl)) [ˌʌmbəˈlaɪsaɪ]ombligo m

umbilicus

nNabel m

um·bil·i·cus

n. ombligo, depresión en el centro del abdomen que marca el punto de inserción del cordón umbilical.

umbilicus

n (pl -ci) ombligo
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