Definition of umbilicus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌmˈbɪlɪkəs//
; BrE BrE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkəs//
(pl. umbilici
BrE BrE//ʌmˈbɪlɪsaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌmˈbɪlɪsaɪ//
; BrE BrE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪsaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪsaɪ//
; BrE BrE//ʌmˈbɪlɪkaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌmˈbɪlɪkaɪ//
; BrE BrE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌmbɪˈlaɪkaɪ//
, umbilicuses)
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the navel Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin: related to Greek omphalos, also to navel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: umbilicus