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  Umbilicus



Umbilicus

    The scar marking the site of entry of the umbilical cord into the fetus. It is inconspicuous in most domestic species.

RELATED TERMS
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Cord
1. In anatomy, a long ropelike structure. 2. Short for the spinal cord or the umbilical cord.

Fetus
The stage of human development from 10 weeks' gestation until birth.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Umbilical cord
A cord of tissue connecting the fetus to the placenta that carries oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and transports waste products away. At birth, an umbilical cord, which contains two arteries and one large vein, can be as long as 4 feet.

Umbilical hernia
A protrusion of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall around the belly button, usually manifested as a small bulge. Usually not serious and requiring no medical treatment.

Umbilicated
Marked by depressed spots resembling the umbilicus.



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Umbilical hernia
A protrusion of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall around the belly button, usually manifested as a small bulge. Usually not serious and requiring no medical treatment.

Undescended testicles
When one or both of the testes don't descend into the scrotum. Many times the condition corrects itself; other cases need to be surgically corrected so as not to lead to infertility or testicular cancer.

Universal birth number
An identification number assigned to a newborn by a state's office of vital statistics. Includes the date of birth, the area code of the birth site, and a registration number.

Ulcerated
Having a local defect or excavation of the epithelium of an organ or tissue through the basement membrane.

Umbilicated
Marked by depressed spots resembling the umbilicus.

Umbilicus

Unilateral
Affecting only one side.

Uria
Urine.

Unconscious
That part of the mind or mental functioning of which the content is only rarely subject to awareness. It is a repository for data that have never been conscious (primary repression) or that may have been conscious and are later repressed (secondary repression).

Undoing
A mental mechanism consisting of behavior that symbolically atones for, makes amends for, or reverses previous thoughts, feelings, or actions.

Urophilia
One of the paraphilias, characterized by marked distress over, or acting on, sexual urges that involve urine.

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