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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.
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.
umbilicusThe residua of the umbilical cord after birth.
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.
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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