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Medical symbol for the word umbilicus

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what is the symbol physicians/ doctors use for the word umbilicus?
Wed, 16 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Prasad 11 hours later

I am not sure if there is an universal abbrevation or a symbol exists that is used for the word umbilicus.

But yes, Physician/Surgeons do use a symbol i.e 'a circle with a dot in the centre (target)' whilst recording abdominal examination findings. This symbol is used by doctors to refer to as umbilicus.

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