Navel vs Abdominal - What's the difference?

navel | abdominal |


As nouns the difference between navel and abdominal

is that navel is (anatomy) the indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth while abdominal is (zoology|obsolete) a fish of the order abdominales.

As an adjective abdominal is

of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral .

navel

English

(wikipedia navel)

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
  • The central part or point of anything; the middle.
  • Within the navel of this hideous wood, / Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells. — Milton.
  • (historical) An eye on the underside of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
  • Synonyms

    * belly button (colloquial) * umbilicus

    Derived terms

    * navel-gazing * navel orange

    See also

    * innie * outie

    Anagrams

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    abdominal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral.
  • abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  • (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins.
  • (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin.
  • (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral

    Derived terms

    * abdominal ring

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  • Synonyms

    * (fish) Cypriniformes.

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