Near the umbilicus (the "belly button"). The parumbilical veins are small veins in the front wall of the abdomen near the umbilicus.
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par·um·bil·i·cal (par″əm-bilґĭ-kəl) paraumbilical.

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  • Parumbilical — Par um*bil ic*al, a. [Pref. para + umbilical.] (Anat.) Near the umbilicus; applied especially to one or more small veins which, in man, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parumbilical — par·umbilical …   English syllables

  • parumbilical — (|)par+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary para (I) + umbilical : near the umbilicus specifically : being any of several small veins that connect the portal and epigastric veins …   Useful english dictionary

  • parumbilical vein — par·um·bil·i·cal vein .par .əm bil i kəl , Brit usu .əm bə lī n any of several small veins that connect the veins of the anterior abdominal wall with the portal vein and the internal and common iliac veins …   Medical dictionary

  • Paraumbilical veins — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venae paraumbilicales GraySubject = 174 GrayPage = 682 Width = | Caption = DrainsFrom = DrainsTo = Artery = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = v 05 DorlandsSuf = 12851238 In the course of the ligamentum… …   Wikipedia

  • paraumbilical — Near the umbilicus. SYN: paraomphalic, parumbilical. * * * para·um·bil·i·cal .əm bil i kəl, Brit usu .əm bə lī kəl adj adjacent to the navel <paraumbilical pain> * * * para·um·bil·i·cal (par″ə əm bilґĭ kəl)… …   Medical dictionary

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