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umbilicusnoun [C]

uk   /ʌmˈbɪl.ɪ.kəs/  us   /ʌmˈbɪl.ə.kəs/ (plural umbilici or umbilicuses) specialized
the ​small, round ​part in the ​middle of the ​belly that is ​left after the umbilical ​cord (= the ​longtube of ​fleshjoining the ​baby to ​itsmother) has been ​cut at ​birth: Unlike other ​mammals, the ​human umbilicus is ​clearlyvisible.
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