Definition for NA'VEL

NA'VEL, n. [na'vl; Sax. nafela, from nafa, nave; D. navel; G. nabel; Sw. nafle; Dan. navle; Zend. nafo; Pehlavi, naf; Sans. nabha; Pers. نَاف naf.]

The center of the lower part of the abdomen, or the point where the umbilical cord passes out of the fetus. The umbilical cord is a collection of vessels by which the fetus of an animal communicates with the parent by means of the placenta, to which it is attached. Encyc.

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