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navel

noun na·vel \ˈnā-vəl\

: the small, hollow or raised area in the middle of your stomach

Full Definition of NAVEL

1
:  a depression in the middle of the abdomen that marks the point of former attachment of the umbilical cord or yolk stalk
2
:  the central point :  middle

Examples of NAVEL

  1. <a city that likes to regard itself as the nation's navel of art and culture>

Origin of NAVEL

Middle English, from Old English nafela; akin to Old High German nabalo navel, Latin umbilicus, Greek omphalos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

navel

noun na·vel \ˈnā-vəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAVEL

:  a depression in the middle of the abdomen that marks the point of former attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo—called also umbilicus

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