- of, in, on, or for the abdomen: abdominal wall; abdominal pains.
- Usually abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles.
Origin of abdominal
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Word Origin and History for abdominals
short for "abdominal muscles," attested by 1980; see abdominal.
1550s, from medical Latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.
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