Definitions for abdomenˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdomen, venter, stomach, belly(noun)

    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

  2. abdominal cavity, abdomen(noun)

    the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

Wiktionary

  1. abdomen(Noun)

    The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, not including the back.

  2. abdomen(Noun)

    The cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera; often restricted in humans to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.

    He was all bent over complaining of pains in the abdomen.

  3. abdomen(Noun)

    The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1541.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdomen(noun)

    the belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity

  2. Abdomen(noun)

    the posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda

  3. Origin: [L. abdomen (a word of uncertain etymol.): cf. F. abdomen.]

Freebase

  1. Abdomen

    The abdomen, in vertebrates such as mammals, constitutes the part of the body between the thorax and pelvis. The region enclosed by the abdomen is termed the abdominal cavity. In arthropods it is the posterior tagma of the body; it follows the thorax or cephalothorax. Anatomically, the abdomen stretches from the thorax at the thoracic diaphragm to the pelvis at the pelvic brim. The pelvic brim stretches from the lumbosacral angle to the pubic symphysis and is the edge of the pelvic inlet. The space above this inlet and under the thoracic diaphragm is termed the abdominal cavity. The boundary of the abdominal cavity is the abdominal wall in the front and the peritoneal surface at the rear.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abdomen

    ab-dō′men, n. the belly: the lower part of the trunk.—adj. Abdom′inal.—adv. Abdom′inally.—adj. Abdom′inous, pot-bellied. [L.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Abdomen

    That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdomen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdomen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Asghari Begum:

    They pushed me, then punched me on my face, in the abdomen.

  2. Shawn Khodadadian:

    In this scenario, the growling can be associated with gas, flatulence and distention of the abdomen.

  3. Naresh Trehan:

    If you use a bicycle pump, you don't know how much air you're pumping in and you might burst the abdomen.

  4. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez:

    The reason [standing could be good] is because when we stand there are many muscles in our legs and butt and abdomen that are working to keep you standing, whenever muscle is used, it consumes sugar and affects triglycerides.

  5. John Rogers:

    This is a new class of electronic biomedical implants, the devices can be adapted to sense fluid flow, motion, pH or thermal characteristics, in formats that are compatible with the body's abdomen and extremities, as well as the deep brain.

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