umbo
noun (plural umbones or umbos) Etymology: Latin; akin to Latin umbilicus — more at navel Date: 1721 1. the boss of a shield 2. a rounded elevation: as a. an inward projection of the tympanic membrane of the ear b. one of the lateral prominences just above the hinge of a bivalve shell • umbonal adjectiveumbonate adjective

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  • UMBO — OTTO UMBEHR dit (1902 1980) Il est sans doute bien commode de distinguer, dans l’œuvre du photographe allemand Umbo, le travail de photojournaliste qui l’accapara sa vie durant de son œuvre personnelle, essentiellement celle qu’il réalisa au… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Umbo — (* 18. Januar 1902 in Düsseldorf; † 13. Mai 1980 in Hannover; eigentlich Otto Maximilian Umbehr) war ein deutscher Fotograf und Fotojournalist. Umbo gilt neben László Moholy Nagy als der bedeutendste Fotograf des Bauhauses. Er ist Bauhaus Schüler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Umbo — may refer to: *A shield boss *The Umbo of tympanic membrane a part of the human body *Umbo is the (often somewhat protruding) part of a Bivalve shell which was formed when the animal was a juvenile *Umbo was the name used by the German… …   Wikipedia

  • Umbo — Nombre de nacimiento Otto Maximilian Unbehr Nacimiento 18 de enero de 1902  Alemania, Düsseldorf …   Wikipedia Español

  • UMBO — ex Graeco ἄμβων, Aeol. ὄμβων, idem cum Umbilico, quae vox indidem orat. Hinc, quos in cylindris, qui non nullis ex beryllis fiebant, umbilicos Plinius, l. 37. c. 5. Solinus umbones, appellat, duo nempe utrinque capita, quae tales aurô… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Umbo — Um bo, n.; pl. L. {Umbones}, E. {Umbos}. [L.] 1. The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike. [1913 Webster] 2. A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umbo — ÚMBO s. n. 1. garnitură metalică centrală a unui scut. 2. protuberanţă. (< lat. umbo) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • umbo — 1921, from L. umbo shield boss, knob, projection …   Etymology dictionary

  • Umbo — (lat.), 1) was rund od. kegelförmig über einen Gegenstand hervorragt; 2) bes. der Buckel am Schild, s.d. S. 175; 3) das Zusammenfassen der Falten der Toga zu einem Knoten od. einer Wulst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • umbo — parte saliente en el centro de una superficie redonda, especialmente de la membrana timpánica en el punto de inserción del mango del martillo Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • umbo — [um′bō] n. pl. umbones [um bō′nēz] or umbos [L, akin to umbilicus,NAVEL] 1. the boss, or knob, at the center of a shield 2. something resembling this; specif., a) the elevation beside the hinge on each half of a bivalve shell b) the prominence on …   English World dictionary

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