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Medical Term:

umbilicus

Pronunciation: um-bil'i-kus, um-bi-li-kus; -i-si, -li'ki

Definition: The pit in the center of the abdominal wall marking the point where the umbilical cord entered the fetus.

Synonym(s): belly button, navel

[L. navel]

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