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or um·bil·i·cat·ed

[uhm-bil-i-kit, -keyt or uhm-bil-i-key-tid]
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  1. having the form of an umbilicus or navel.
  2. having an umbilicus.
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Origin of umbilicate

1690–1700; < Latin umbilīcātus, equivalent to umbilīc(us) (see umbilicus) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for umbilicate

Historical Examples

  • Sporangia plane, umbilicate, attached to the wall by an elastic cord.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Umbilicate: Having a central pit or depression (Fig. 143, f).

  • Umbilicate, depressed in the centre, like the ends of an apple; with a navel.

  • The latter is usually very short, almost completely concealed in the concavity of the umbilicate sporangium.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • Sometimes they are umbilicate below, so that a vertical section would be obcordate.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

British Dictionary definitions for umbilicate


  1. having an umbilicus or navel
  2. having a central depressionan umbilicate leaf
  3. shaped like a navel, as some bacterial colonies
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umbilicate in Medicine


  1. Having a central mark or depression resembling a navel.
  2. Having a navel.
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