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æbˈdɒm ə nlab·dom·i·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdominal, abdominal muscle, abadjective

    the muscles of the abdomen

  2. abdominaladjective

    of or relating to or near the abdomen

    "abdominal muscles"


  1. abdominalnoun

    A fish of the order Abdominales.

  2. abdominalnoun

    An abdominal element.

  3. abdominaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the abdomen.

  4. abdominaladjective

    Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins.

  5. abdominaladjective

    Belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes.

  6. Etymology: * First attested in 1746.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abdominal, Abdominousadjective

    relating to the abdomen.


  1. abdominal

    The abdomen (colloquially called the belly, tummy, midriff, tucky or stomach) is the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis, in humans and in other vertebrates. The abdomen is the front part of the abdominal segment of the torso. The area occupied by the abdomen is called the abdominal cavity. In arthropods it is the posterior tagma of the body; it follows the thorax or cephalothorax.In humans, the abdomen stretches from the thorax at the thoracic diaphragm to the pelvis at the pelvic brim. The pelvic brim stretches from the lumbosacral joint (the intervertebral disc between L5 and S1) 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. In vertebrates, the abdomen is a large body cavity enclosed by the abdominal muscles, at the front and to the sides, and by part of the vertebral column at the back. Lower ribs can also enclose ventral and lateral walls. The abdominal cavity is continuous with, and above, the pelvic cavity. It is attached to the thoracic cavity by the diaphragm. Structures such as the aorta, inferior vena cava and esophagus pass through the diaphragm. Both the abdominal and pelvic cavities are lined by a serous membrane known as the parietal peritoneum. This membrane is continuous with the visceral peritoneum lining the organs. The abdomen in vertebrates contains a number of organs belonging to, for instance, the digestive system, urinary system, and muscular system.


  1. abdominal

    Abdominal refers to anything related to the abdomen, which is the part of the body located between the chest and the pelvis. It houses various organs such as the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys, and more. It also pertains to the muscles in this area. Abdominal can refer to exercises specially designed for this part of the body, medical procedures or conditions affecting it, or measurements related to it.

  2. abdominal

    Abdominal refers to anything related to the abdomen, which is the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis, including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. It is often used to describe a location within the body or exercises that target the muscles in this area.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdominaladjective

    of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity

  2. Abdominaladjective

    having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes

  3. Abdominalnoun

    a fish of the group Abdominales

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. abdominal.]


  1. Abdominal

    Andy Bernstein, better known by his stage name Abdominal, is a rapper from Toronto, Canada.

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  1. Abdominal

    belonging or pertaining to the abdomen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdominal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdominal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of abdominal in a Sentence

  1. Moshe Arditi:

    This new entity has some similarities to Kawasaki disease, but there are a lot more features that are consistent with toxic shock syndrome, such as multi-organ system involvement and severe abdominal involvement with diarrhea.

  2. Phoebe Awino:

    Roselinda advised me to go to hospital when I went to see her when I had abdominal pains. It was during my pre-natal clinics that I was tested and found to be HIV positive.

  3. Christie Barnes:

    I used tissue from the inside of her nose to plug the leak, i also borrowed some abdominal fat ; it makes a great plugging agent in this location, so with just a tiny bit of fat, I was able to plug the leak.

  4. Dell Horey:

    A caesarian delivery is considered major abdominal surgery and few people take it lightly, good information for those receiving health care is fundamental to good care.

  5. Elizabeth Steensma:

    That strep organism, that is really common, somehow that went from his pharynx in his throat and made its way into his abdominal cavity.

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