umbilicus

noun
um·​bi·​li·​cus | \ ˌəm-ˈbi-li-kəs How to pronounce umbilicus (audio) , ˌəm-bə-ˈlī- How to pronounce umbilicus (audio) \
plural umbilici\ ˌəm-​ˈbi-​li-​ˌkī How to pronounce umbilici (audio) , -​ˌkē ; ˌəm-​bə-​ˈlī-​ˌkī How to pronounce umbilici (audio) , -​ˌsī \ or umbilicuses

Definition of umbilicus

b : any of several morphological depressions especially : hilum sense 1
2 : a central point : core, heart

First Known Use of umbilicus

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for umbilicus

Latin — more at navel

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“Umbilicus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbilicus. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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umbilicus

noun
um·​bi·​li·​cus | \ ˌəm-ˈbil-i-kəs How to pronounce umbilicus (audio) , ˌəm-bə-ˈlī- How to pronounce umbilicus (audio) \
plural umbilici\ ˌəm-​ˈbil-​ə-​ˌkī How to pronounce umbilici (audio) , -​ˌkē; ˌəm-​bə-​ˈlī-​ˌkī How to pronounce umbilici (audio) , -​ˌsī \ or umbilicuses

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