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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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For the first time Genevieve saw the stomach-breathing of a man, an abdomen that rose and fell far more with every breath than her breast rose and fell after she had run for a car.
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
A little of this so disconcerted the tiger, knocking its breath from it I imagine, that it lost its hold and then, quick as a cat, the great thag was up again and had buried those mighty horns deep in the tarag's abdomen, pinning him to the floor of the arena.
Afterwards I allowed an ant to visit them, and it immediately seemed, by its eager way of running about, to be well aware what a rich flock it had discovered; it then began to play with its antennae on the abdomen first of one aphis and then of another; and each aphis, as soon as it felt the antennae, immediately lifted up its abdomen and excreted a limpid drop of sweet juice, which was eagerly devoured by the ant.
The abdomen under the wings of the butterfly still represents the larva.
From the right side of his abdomen, blood was welling out making a large stain on the grass.
He twisted up one leg, and with the foot (or hind-hand) made so savage an onslaught upon my abdomen as to threaten to disembowel me.
And they ripped naked chest and abdomen full length again and again until the whole front of the man was streaming red.
An unfortunate AFFAIR took place on Friday evening in Chatres Street, in which one of our most respectable citizens received a dangerous wound, from a poignard, in the abdomen.
Emaciated arms and legs attached to a torso which seemed to be mostly distorted abdomen completed the "holy vision of her radiant beauty.
Tarzan brought the sharp point to the lower part of the German's abdomen.
The chest seemed unnaturally prominent, but the abdomen had sunk in, leaving a sharp projection at the line of the lower ribs.