umbilicus

noun um·bi·li·cus \ ˌəm-ˈbi-li-kəs , ˌəm-bə-ˈlī- \

Definition of umbilicus

plural umbilici play \ˌəm-ˈbi-li-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˌəm-bə-ˈlī-ˌkī, -ˌsī\ or umbilicuses
1 a : navel 1
b : any of several morphological depressions; especially : hilum 1
2 : a central point : core, heart

Origin and Etymology of umbilicus

Latin — more at navel


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umbilicus

noun um·bi·li·cus \ ˌəm-ˈbil-i-kəs , ˌəm-bə-ˈlī- \

medical Definition of umbilicus

plural umbilici play \ˌəm-ˈbil-ə-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˌəm-bə-ˈlī-ˌkī, -ˌsī\ or umbilicuses
: navel

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