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omphalos

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noun om·pha·los \ˈäm(p)-fə-ˌläs, -ləs\

Definition of omphalos

  1. :  a central point :  hub, focal point



Examples of omphalos

  1. <during the Vietnam War the university's campus effectively became the area's omphalos for antiwar activity>



Origin of omphalos

Greek, navel — more at navel


First Known Use: 1855


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omphalos

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noun om·pha·los \ˈäm(p)-fə-ˌläs, -ləs\

Medical Definition of omphalos

plural om·pha·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play play

  1. :  navel




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