AskDefine | Define umbilicus

Dictionary Definition

umbilicus n : scar where the umbilical cord was attached [syn: navel, bellybutton, omphalos, omphalus] [also: umbilici (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

umbilicus navel

Pronunciation

  • /ˌʌmˈbɪlɪkəs/

Noun

  1. navel

Synonyms

Latin

Noun

umbilicus (plural: umbilici)
  1. A navel.
  2. The middle or center.
  3. The ornamented end of a scroll.

Extensive Definition

Umbilicus may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

axis, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum, core, dead center, epicenter, heart, hub, kernel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, navel, nub, nucleus, omphalos, pith, pivot, storm center
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1