Pronunciation: (um-bil'i-kus, um"bu-lī'kus), [key]
—pl. -bil•i•ciPronunciation: (-bil'u-sī", -bu-lī'sī). [key]
1. Anat.the depression in the center of the surface of the abdomen indicating the point of attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo; navel.
2. Bot., Zool.a navellike formation, as the hilum of a seed.
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