variants or omphalode
plural omphalodia
or omphalodes
: the scar at the hilum of a seed
also : hilum

Word History


New Latin omphalodium, from Greek omphalōdēs like a navel (from omphal- + -ōdēs -ode) + New Latin -ium

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“Omphalodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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