Prince Harry, a friendly creature of limited intelligence, was having an op to repair an umbilical hernia.
The elephant we killed yesterday had an umbilical hernia as large as a child's head, probably caused by the charge of a rival.
If the hernia is small, a cure may be attempted by the methods to be described in treating of umbilical hernia.
Its cause is usually external violence, though it may start from an umbilical hernia.
umbilical hernia n.
A hernia in which part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall under the skin at the umbilicus. Also called exomphalos.