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the (usually) depressed scar marking the site where the umbilical cord entered the fetus; called also navel.
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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.
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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.
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umbilicusThe residua of the umbilical cord after birth.
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, umm bih LIE cuss
Medspeak-US: pronounced, umm BILL ih cuss
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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.
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umbilicusThe 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.
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