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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.
navel/na·vel/ (na´v'l) the umbilicus.
The mark on the surface of the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached during gestation. Also called umbilicus.
navelThe scarred residua of the umbilical cord in humans, which is either a depression (“innie”, seen in 90% of the population) or protuberance (“outie”).
navelMedtalk Umbilicus, see there Vox populi Belly-button.
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.
navelThe depressed scar in the centre of the abdomen left when the UMBILICAL CORD drops off and the opening into the abdomen heals. The medical term is umbilicus.
the umbilicus, the scar marking the site of entry of the umbilical cord into the fetal belly.
a problem in young piglets, up to 2 days old. Blood oozes from navel causing severe anemia, frequently death: prefarrowing vitamin C for more than 6 days before farrowing prevents it; called also umbilical hemorrhage.
see omphalitis. Called also omphalophlebitis.