Definitions for abdomenˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•do•menˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-(n.)

  1. (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.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. (in nonmammalian vertebrates) a region of the body corresponding to, but not coincident with, this part or cavity.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. (in arthropods) the posterior segment of the body, behind the thorax or cephalothorax.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of abdomen:

1535–45; (< MF) < L: belly

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

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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Abdomen

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


Translations for abdomen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abdomen(noun)

the part of the body between the hips and the lower ribs.

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