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English definition of “umbilicus”

umbilicus

noun [C] uk   /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
The human torso
(Definition of umbilicus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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