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

 

umbilicus

 noun
noun
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)
(specialist)
 
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the navel Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin: related to Greek omphalos, also to navel.
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