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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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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).
The three less commonly occurring character states (absent palatal fold, closed umbilicus, irregular coiled apical whorls) were found combined in specimens from Ghana and Liberia, and we concluded that these belong to a separate genus, described below.
This vestigial remnant, also known as the median umbilical ligament, extends in the midline from the bladder apex to the umbilicus.
The camera port is placed in the umbilicus, and the working ports are placed in the midline above the umbilicus and the mid-clavicular line below the umbilicus.
Case 2: A 60-year-old woman presented with a lump involving her umbilicus.
We often felt weak bubbling around the umbilicus when the tube was in the duodenum and, if the tube had passed beyond the ligament of Treitz, we could feel bubbling on the left upper quadrant.
Avicenna who lived in 11th century; was one of the famous physicians of his age; adduced that the first organ that fully develop in fetus is umbilicus.
First we clean the skin, and then we make a shirt out of it to cover the child from chest to umbilicus.
One of these trends is single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), where multiple instruments are placed through one incision of about 4 cm, which is usually placed at the umbilicus.
5 cm below the umbilicus, at the hip around the greater trochanter, and half of the distance between the greater trochanter and the top of the patella.