NounNavel (plural Navels)
- (anatomy) The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
axis, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum, core, dead center, epicenter, heart, hub, kernel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, nub, nucleus, omphalos, pith, pivot, storm center, umbilicus
From Old English nafela, from Proto-Germanic *nablô (compare West Frisian nâle, Dutch navel, German Nabel), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobh-ilos (compare Irish imleac, Latin umbilicus, Ancient Greek omphálos), diminutive of *h₃nobh (compare English nave). More at nave.