Definition of Omphalus

1. Noun. A scar where the umbilical cord was attached. "She had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"

Exact synonyms: Belly Button, Bellybutton, Navel, Omphalos, Umbilicus
Group relationships: Abdomen, Belly, Stomach, Venter
Generic synonyms: Point
Derivative terms: Umbilical



Medical Definition of Omphalus

1. Rarely used term for umbilicus. Origin: G. Omphalos, navel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Omphalus

omphaloptic
omphalorrhagia
omphalorrhexis
omphalorrhoea
omphalos
omphaloscopy
omphalosite
omphaloskepses
omphaloskepsis
omphaloskeptic
omphaloskeptics
omphalospinous
omphalotomy
omphalotripsy
omphalovesical
omphalus (current term)
omrah
omrahs
omul
omuls
omy
on
on't
on(p)
on-
on-again, off-again
on-air
on-base percentage
on-base percentages
on-base plus slugging

Literary usage of Omphalus

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1. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"Pausanias mentions an omphalus in the Peloponnesus, which was said to have been the middle of that country. He seems however to doubt of this circumstance, ..."

2. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"Pausanias mentions an omphalus in the Peloponnesus, which was said to have been the ... At no great distance is a place culled the omphalus, or navel; ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The origin of the omphalus is not clear. Conical stones were elsewhere worshiped, but there is much in the Delphic legend which suggests that the ..."

4. Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Including the Ionian Islands, Continental by John Murray (Firm) (1884)
"The omphalus and the Stone of Cronus, as pointed out by Bursian, were evidently survivals of an older and ..."

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