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umbilication

[ uhm-bil-i-key-shuhn ]
/ ʌmˌbɪl ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

a central navellike depression.
an umbilicate condition or formation.

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Origin of umbilication

First recorded in 1870–75; umbilic(us) + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for umbilication

umbilication
/ (ʌmˌbɪlɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

biology anatomy a navel-like notch or depression, as in the centre of a vesicle
the condition of being umbilicated
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Medical definitions for umbilication

umbilication
[ ŭm-bĭl′ĭ-kāshən ]

n.

A pit or navellike depression.
Formation of a depression at the apex of a papule, vesicle, or pustule.
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