navel


navel
/nay"veuhl/, n.
1. umbilicus (def. 1).
2. the central point or middle of any thing or place.
3. Heraldry. nombril.
[bef. 900; ME; OE nafela; c. D navel, G Nabel, ON nafli; akin to Skt nabhila, L umbilicus, Gk omphalós]

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also called  umbilicus , plural  umbilici , or  umbilicuses 

      in anatomy, a small depression in the abdominal wall at the point of attachment of the umbilical cord (q.v.). It indicates the point through which the mammalian fetus obtained nourishment from its mother through the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.

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Universalium. 2010.

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