1. SYN: exomphalos (1). 2. SYN: umbilical hernia. 3. SYN: omphalocele. [L. ex, out, + umbilicus, navel]

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ex·um·bil·i·ca·tion (eks″əm-bil″ĭ-kaґshən) [ex- + umbilicus] 1. marked protrusion of the navel. 2. umbilical hernia.

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  • exomphalos — 1. Protrusion of the umbilicus. SYN: exumbilication (1). 2. SYN: umbilical hernia. 3. SYN: omphalocele. [G. ex, out, + omphalos, umbilicus] * * * ex·om·pha·los ek säm fə ləs n, pl li .lī, lē …   Medical dictionary

  • umbilical hernia — n a hernia of abdominal viscera at the navel called also exomphalos * * * a type of abdominal hernia in which part of the intestine protrudes at the umbilicus and is covered with skin and subcutaneous tissue; it may occur as a congenital anomaly… …   Medical dictionary

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