Definitions for abdomenˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•do•menˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-(n.)
(in mammals) the part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis; belly. the cavity of this part of the body containing the stomach, intestines, etc.
(in nonmammalian vertebrates) a region of the body corresponding to, but not coincident with, this part or cavity.
(in arthropods) the posterior segment of the body, behind the thorax or cephalothorax.
Origin of abdomen:
1535–45; (< MF) < L: belly
abdomen, venter, stomach, belly(noun)
the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
abdominal cavity, abdomen(noun)
the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, not including the back.
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.
The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.
Origin: * First attested in 1541.
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
the posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.
Translations for abdomen
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the part of the body between the hips and the lower ribs.
- abdômenPortuguese (BR)
- der UnterleibGerman
- mave; underliv; bughuleDanish
- kviður, kviðarholIcelandic
- 배, 복부Korean
- mage, bukhule, mageregionNorwegian
- брюшная полостьRussian
- abdomen, bukSwedish
- 腹部Chinese (Trad.)
- черево, живітUkrainian
- بطن، پیٹUrdu
- 腹部Chinese (Simp.)
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