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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: The navel

Usage examples (9)
  • To these staves, strings, known as "umbilici," were attached, to the ends of which bullæ or weights were fixed.
  • The distribution of the land snail genus Discus, whose shells have wide umbilici, ranges across Asia, Europe and North America.
  • The juvenile shells of both species have open umbilici, but they can be distinguished, with some difficulty, from their microsculpture.
  • In this paper, Kuźnik-Kowalska and Pokryszko are presenting evidence that 3 European Discus species may also use the umbilici of their shells to transport and brood... for more
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