Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or having an umbilical hernia or projecting navel.

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Examples

  • Guandu. 33 The people had lost their fear, and brought their exomphalous little children, who resembled salmon fry in the matter of umbilical vesicles, to be patted by the white man; a process which caused violent screams and in some cases nearly induced convulsions — the mothers seemed to enjoy the horror displayed by their hopefuls.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • FN#9] The people had lost their fear, and brought their exomphalous little children, who resembled salmon fry in the matter of umbilical vesicles, to be patted by the white man; a process which caused violent screams and in some cases nearly induced convulsions -- the mothers seemed to enjoy the horror displayed by their hopefuls.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

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