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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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Simple words (with the exception of umbilicus!), simple message: Get out of your ivory editorial tower and listen to the people lest you make a mockery of your profession.
They can be run with an umbilicus system, which reduces weight on the land.
Flowing out onto the ground, steaming like a boiled egg, for it was in the coolness of the night when Noi gave birth, the baby's legs were entangled in his stringy umbilicus. The midwife - Shabaka's sister - ululated twice (meaning, "It's a boy!"), and the King hurried into the room, scooped up his child, and roared in his loudest voice, "All praise to Allah!"
If, in the context of book production, frons means the flat, round cross section located at either end of the rolled up book (TLL 6.1.1362, 84) and if cornu means an ornamental projection attached to the ends of the umbilicus and extending beyond the plane of the frons, then the transmitted text is a physical impossibility.(1) For it is the frontes that lie between the cornua and not the other way round.
D is diameter of conch, U is width of umbilicus, H is whorl-height, and W is whorl-width.
By making one of the three incisions through the umbilicus (belly button), the patient is left with only two tiny scars instead of the usual horrendously large one.
Vanderhoof, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Creighton University Medical Center, "The further from the umbilicus, the more likely it is that the child has organic (identifiable) disease." The duration of the pain is not as important as its location.
He adds that a similar, quick external filtering of blood from severely jaundiced newborns -- perhaps through the umbilicus -- may one day eliminate their need for potentially dangerous blood transfusions.
A camera port is placed at the umbilicus, two robotic ports are placed on the patient's left side at the level of the umbilicus, and one is placed on the patient's right side at the level of the umbilicus with an additional assistant port on the right side.
Laparoscopy was performed via the open entrance method at midline below the umbilicus. A 360[degrees] exploration of the abdomen revealed a giant mass with a diameter of 16 cm.
With the laparoscopic repair coming into vogue, the umbilicus was attended through tiny incisions far away from umbilicus.
PUC is defined as the finding of endometriosis at the umbilicus, without a previous history of surgery, and some definitions report the absence of pelvic disease.