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English definition of “umbilicus”


noun [C]     /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəs/ US  // specialized
the small round part in the middle of the stomach that is left after the umbilical cord (= the long tube of flesh joining the baby to its mother ) has been cut at birth : Unlike other mammals , the human umbilicus is clearly visible . → Synonym navelThe human torso
(Definition of umbilicus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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