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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

(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

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
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convergens (Jacob) has the narrow umbilicus of UT-8294, and has a similar conformation, but constrictions and ornament do not show, at least on his illustrations (1907: pl.
This repair gives opportunity to the surgeon a satisfactory cosmetic recontouring of the umbilicus in addition to all what is possible by either Mayo or laparoscopic repair.
The study also found that the umbilicus was displaced inferiorly by a median distance of 3.5 cm in patients with BMIs between 32 and 43 kg/[m.sup.2] [15].
The cutaneous eruptions in ACD of lysosomal deficiencies usually first appear before puberty14 in the form of multiple vascular lesions over lower back, upper thigh, genitals and around umbilicus,15 with grouping of lesions over hips, limbs, buttocks, lower trunk and shaft of penis.16
Shell shape discoidal, number of whorls 4, umbilicus perforate, shell greenish brown in colour, finely ridged, concavely flattened on both sides, coiled sinistrally, body whorl large, aperture broad and ear shaped, non-operculate, margin of the shell are thin, umbilicus wide, sculpture with spiral striations.
providentiae is easily distinguished from the other southern African chilodontid taxa by its rounded whorl profile, very strong, complex apertural dentition and patent, callus lined umbilicus. 'Clanculus' crassilabrum Sowerby, 1905 (Fig.
The umbilicus is a cone-shaped tract with its apex pointing toward the surface.
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