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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.


(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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.umbilicate - depressed like a navel
concave - curving inward
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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.
25 mm) from the area near Mayumba, West Africa, but acmella is umbilicate and does not have a sub-truncated columella.