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 (ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kĭt) also um·bil·i·cat·ed (-kā′tĭd)
1. Having a central mark or depression resembling a navel.
2. Having a navel.

um·bil′i·ca′tion n.
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(ʌmˈbɪlɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) or


1. (Biology) having an umbilicus or navel
2. having a central depression: an umbilicate leaf.
3. shaped like a navel, as some bacterial colonies
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(ʌmˈbɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt)

also um•bil′i•cat`ed,

1. having the form of an umbilicus or navel.
2. having an umbilicus.
[1690–1700; < Latin]
um•bil`i•ca′tion, n.
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Adj.1.umbilicate - depressed like a navel
concave - curving inward
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Head shallowly convex, vaguely longitudinally impressed at median; punctation very dense, punctures separated by <0.2X own diameter, umbilicate. Frontal margin narrowly shelf-like, slightly reflexed, carinate; nasale with median carina.
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It usually appears as an asymptomatic solitary reddish-brown papule or nodule, with a keratotic umbilicate centre, located in the head and neck of young adults.
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Pileus: 0.8-3.0cm diameter, slightly umbilicate, surface striated and translucent toward the margin, striated margin, light brown color.
Clypeus rectangular, wide, apex truncate, anterior angles rounded, length 2/5 cephalic length; surface broadly concave with large, dense and umbilicate punctures; apical fourth with small, simple punctures; sides slightly indented in front of eyes; ocular canthus not prominent.
Head with eyes as broad as anterior margin of pronotum; frons flat to gently convex, anterior margin simple, complete, regularly arcuate, directed downwards, not protruding above clypeus; punctures coarse, deep, simple to vaguely umbilicate with so short interstices as to appear contiguous.