- of, in, on, or for the abdomen: abdominal wall; abdominal pains.
- Usually abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles.
Origin of abdominal
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Examples from the Web for abdominal
For the entire duration of the hours I spent inside San Pedro I noticed my abdominal muscles remained perpetually clenched.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
The cancer was detected during an abdominal scan in October 2003, as Fortune magazine reported in a 2008 cover story.Jobs’s Unorthodox Treatment
October 6, 2011
The HFCS-fed animals also had increases in abdominal fat and triglycerides.The Fight Over High-Fructose Corn Syrup
February 28, 2011
Turns out a tummy may be more than just an obstacle to skinny jeans: Abdominal fat speeds up cellular aging.The New Science of Reverse Aging
November 7, 2010
Pleopoda: abdominal legs of larva: posterior legs of an adult.
Rhabdopoda: clasping organs of the 9th abdominal segment of male.
Urite: an abdominal segment and, specifically, its ventral portion.
Abdominal segment of a caterpillar to show the position of the tubercles.
Is made for the use of women, for reducing hip and abdominal measure.No Animal Food
Rupert H. Wheldon
Word Origin and History for abdominal
1550s, from medical Latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- In vertebrates, the portion of the body between the thorax and pelvis, containing the stomach, intestines, liver, and other organs. In mammals, the abdomen is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm.
- In arthropods, the last, most posterior segment of the body.
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