noun, plural um·bil·i·ci [uhm-bil-uh-sahy, uhm-buh-lahy-sahy] /ʌmˈbɪl əˌsaɪ, ˌʌm bəˈlaɪ saɪ/.
- umbilical ring,
- umbilical vein,
- umbilical vesicle,
- umble pie,
Origin of umbilicus
Examples from the Web for umbilicus
When the small intestine is distended the greatest swelling may be about the umbilicus, or the abdomen may be evenly rounded.
If properly applied, an adhesion is established between the skin and the umbilicus, which effectually closes the orifice.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
At the end of it was the Umbilicus urbis Romæ, or ideal center of the city and empire, the remains of which are recognizable.The Youthful Wanderer|George H. Heffner
If the umbilicus remains moist and foul smelling, general blood poisoning of the infant may easily follow.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
When the coils of the shell are very compact there is no umbilicus to be seen.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
noun plural -bilici (-ˈbɪlɪˌsaɪ, -bɪˈlaɪsaɪ)
Word Origin for umbilicus
"navel," 1610s, from Latin umbilicus "navel," from PIE root *(o)nobh- "navel" (see navel). In English, mostly confined to medical writing. Latin umbilicus is source of Spanish ombligo as well as Old French lombril, literally "the navel," from l'ombril, which by dissimilation became modern Fr. nombril (12c.).