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umbilicus

 [um-bil´ĭ-kus, um″bĭ-li´kus]
the (usually) depressed scar marking the site where the umbilical cord entered the fetus; called also navel.

um·bil·i·cus

, pl.

um·bil·i·ci

(ŭm-bil'i-kŭs, ŭm-bi-lī-kŭs; -i-sī, -lī'kī), [TA]
The pit in the center of the abdominal wall marking the point where the umbilical cord entered the fetus.
Synonym(s): belly button, navel
[L. navel]

umbilicus

/um·bil·i·cus/ (um-bil´ĭ-kus) [L.] the navel; the scar marking the site of attachment of the umbilical cord in the fetus.

umbilicus

(ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kəs, ŭm′bə-lī′kəs)
n. pl. umbili·ci (-sī′)
1. See navel.
2. Biology A small opening or depression similar to a navel, as the hollow at the base of the shell of some gastropod mollusks, one of the openings in the shaft of a feather, or the hilum of a seed.

umbilicus

[umbilī′kəs, umbil′ikəs]
Etymology: L, navel
the point on the abdomen at which the umbilical cord joined the fetal abdomen. In most adults it is marked by a depression; in some, it is marked by a small protrusion of skin. It interrupts the linea alba about halfway between the infrasternal notch and the pubic symphysis. It is located at the level of the interspace of the third and the fourth lumbar vertebrae. Also called belly button, navel. umbilical, adj.

umbilicus

The residua of the umbilical cord after birth.

Pronunciation 
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, umm bih LIE cuss
Medspeak-US: pronounced, umm BILL ih cuss

um·bil·i·cus

, umbilici (ŭm-bi-lī'kūs, -sī) [TA]
The pit in the center of the abdominal wall marking the site where the umbilical cord entered in the fetus.
Synonym(s): navel.
[L. navel]

umbilicus

The scar formed by the healing at the exit site of the UMBILICAL CORD after this has been tied and cut and the tissues have died and dropped off.

Umbilicus

The navel.
Mentioned in: Appendectomy

umbilicus

the scar marking the site of entry of the umbilical cord in the fetus; called also navel. It is usually only depressed in the human abdomen and is inconspicuous in most domestic species. In dogs it is a palpable knot advertised by a convergent whorl of hair.

feather umbilicus
see feather (1).
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PUE is a term used to describe the presence of functional endometrial glands and stroma in the umbilicus, in the absence of previous surgeries (for either gynaecological disorders or caesarean sections).
Therefore, logical assessing of the discharge and swelling of the umbilicus is important in order to minimize diagnostic errors and delays in the initiation of the correct treatment.
3) This length is available by displacement of the kidney sutured to the surrounding psoas tendon, or by adjusting the tunnel for each individual to establish the most direct course between the kidney and the umbilicus.
The desired measurement locations were marked with a marker pen at 2cm above the umbilicus (supra-umbilical, SU) and at 2cm below the umbilicus (infra-umbilical, IU) (Figure 1).
be applied to the stump twice daily until the remaining umbilicus is dry (Smith 2003).
It has multiple synonyms and signifies a calcular lesion occurring in both genders with deep umbilicus and poor personal hygiene.
Once the appendicitis is diagnosed, the child is prepared for the emergency procedure by administering antibiotics and disinfecting the umbilicus.
Hernias occur commonly in the groin area or in the upper part of the abdomen, around or through the umbilicus.
There are only two sites in the body where insulin can be injected, one, front of upper thigh and second, in the lower abdomen away from umbilicus under the skin.
2) Umbilical development: most specimens possess a narrow, crevice-like umbilicus, but in some shells the umbilicus is completely closed.
Other unusual sites reported include the salivary glands, biliary ducts and gallbladder, umbilicus and respiratory tract, bronchogenic and thyroglossal cysts, the spinal column, intra-abdominal and intrathoracic locations, and the urinary bladder and scrotum.