Definitions

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  • adj. Near the umbilicus; applied especially to one or more small veins which, in human beings, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Near the umbilicus; -- applied especially to one or more small veins which, in man, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the neighborhood of the umbilicus.

Etymologies

para- +‎ umbilical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • —In the course of the ligamentum teres of the liver and of the middle umbilical ligament, small veins (parumbilical) are found which establish an anastomosis between the veins of the anterior abdominal wall and the portal, hypogastric, and iliac veins.

    VII. The Veins. 4. The Portal System of Veins

  • Its base or free edge contains between its layers the round ligament and the parumbilical veins.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2i. The Liver

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