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ab·do·men

 (ăb′də-mən)
n.
1. The part of the body that lies between the thorax and the pelvis and encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas in humans and other mammals. Also called belly.
2. The corresponding region in vertebrates other than mammals.
3. The posterior segment of the body in arthropods.

[Latin abdōmen, belly; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

abdomen

(ˈæbdəmən; æbˈdəʊ-)
n
1. (Anatomy) the region of the body of a vertebrate that contains the viscera other than the heart and lungs. In mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
2. the front or surface of this region; belly.
3. (Zoology) (in arthropods) the posterior part of the body behind the thorax, consisting of up to ten similar segments
[C16: from Latin; origin obscure]
abdominal adj
abˈdominally adv

ab•do•men

(ˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-)

n.
1. (in mammals)
a. the part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis; belly.
b. the cavity of this part of the body containing the stomach, intestines, etc.
2. (in nonmammalian vertebrates) a region of the body corresponding to, but not coincident with, this part or cavity.
3. (in arthropods) the posterior segment of the body, behind the thorax or cephalothorax.
[1535–45; (< Middle French) < Latin: belly]
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abdomen
a grasshopper, with wings not drawn in order to show the whole abdomen

ab·do·men

(ăb′də-mən)
1. In humans and other mammals, the portion of the body that lies between the chest and the pelvis. The abdomen contains the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas.
2. A region similar to the abdomen in other vertebrates, such as a snake.
3. In insects, arachnids, and other arthropods, the last, most posterior segment of the body.

abdominal (ăb-dŏm′ə-nəl) adjective

abdomen


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The large body cavity below the thorax, lined by the peritoneum. It contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abdomen - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvisabdomen - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
abdominal aorta - a branch of the descending aorta
arteria colica, colic artery - arteries that supply blood to the colon
hypochondrium - the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
belly button, bellybutton, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdominal, abdominal muscle, ab - the muscles of the abdomen
underbody, underbelly - the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
abdominal cavity, abdomen - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
abdominal wall - a wall of the abdomen
2.abdomen - the cavity containing the major visceraabdomen - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

abdomen

noun stomach, guts (slang), belly, tummy (informal), midriff, midsection He underwent tests for pains in his abdomen.
Related words
adjectives abdominal, coeliac
Translations
břicho
underlivbugbughulemave
vatsatakaruumis
trbuh
has
perut
kviîur, kviîarhol
abdomen
pilvaspilvo
vēders
abdomenburtă
buk
ท้อง
bụng

abdomen

[ˈæbdəmen] (Med) [æbˈdəʊmen] N (Anat) → abdomen m, vientre m; [of insect] → abdomen m

abdomen

[ˈæbdəmən] nabdomen m

abdomen

nAbdomen nt (form); (of man, mammals also)Unterleib m; (of insects also)Hinterleib m

abdomen

[ˈæbdəmən] naddome m

abdomen

(ˈӕbdəmən) noun
the part of the body between the hips and the lower ribs.
abˈdominal (-ˈdo-) adjective

abdomen

بَطْن břicho underliv Unterleib κοιλιά abdomen vatsa abdomen trbuh addome abdomen mage brzuch abdómen, abdômen живот buk ท้อง karın bụng 腹部

ab·do·men

n. abdomen, vientre.
pop. barriga, panza;
pendulous ______ colgante, pendular;
scaphoid ______ escafoideo.

abdomen

n abdomen m, barriga, estómago (fam)
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