Umbilicus

Definition of Umbilicus

Um`bi`li´cus
n.1.(Anat.) The depression, or mark, in the median line of the abdomen, which indicates the point where the umbilical cord separated from the fetus; the navel; the belly button, in humans.
2.(Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) An ornamented or painted ball or boss fastened at each end of the stick on which manuscripts were rolled.
3.(Bot.) The hilum.
4.(Zool.) A depression or opening in the center of the base of many spiral shells.
5.(Geom.) One of the foci of an ellipse, or other curve.

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axis, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum, core, dead center, epicenter, heart, hub, kernel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, navel, nub, nucleus, omphalos, pith, pivot, storm center
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