belly button

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, pl.


(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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


The scarred residua of the umbilical cord in humans, which is either a depression (“innie”, seen in 90% of the population) or protuberance (“outie”).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

belly button

Medtalk Umbilicus, navel
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

belly button

An informal term for the navel (UMBILICUS).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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