from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hernia at the navel; an umbilical hernia.

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  • n. an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord


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  • ` ` Then follow five instances of genital abnormalities (Nos. 32-36), consisting of absence of the penis (epispadias?), absence of penis and umbilicus (epispadias and exomphalos?), hermaphroditism, imperforate anus, and nondescent of one testicle.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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