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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 284 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NAVEL (O. Eng. nafela, a word common to Teutonic languages; of. Ger. Nobel, Swed. nafvel; the Sanskrit is nabhila; the English root is also seen in " nave," the hub of a wheel), in anatomy, the umbilicus (Gr. 6).i aXos), the depression in the abdomen which indicates the point through which the embryo mammal obtained nourishment from its mother (see ANATOMY: section Superficial and Artistic).
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