Discussion in 'English Only' started by KateNicole, Aug 14, 2006.
Nothing comes to mind, but I'm sure something a little more scientific exists.
Are you looking for umbilicus, perhaps?
I suppose! I'm not sure what my options are
NAVEL or UMBILICUS.
Former nurse confirms umbilicus as the medical term.
Belly button is a very informal, even childlike, term.
Navel is somewhere in between.
The medical term is 'umbilicus'
Yes, 'navel' is not a medical term.
Medical terms are difficult. Generally people use "stomach" for all of their abdomen. When professionals use "belly" or "tummy", it can sound patronising, but "stomach" has an absolute specific meaning which excludes everything but the stomach.
Separate names with a comma.