- the part of the body of a mammal 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM abdomenpost·ab·do·men, noun
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Others saw a hole in a toad’s abdomen with their teeth, shove their heads in and gorge on organs and tissues — while the amphibian is still alive.This snake rips a hole in living toads’ stomachs to feast on their organs|Erin Garcia de Jesus|October 2, 2020|Science News
Hayward was drive-stunned twice in the abdomen and once in the thigh.The Startling Reach and Disparate Impact of Cleveland Clinic’s Private Police Force|by David Armstrong|September 28, 2020|ProPublica
The other was in stable condition with an injury to the abdomen.A woman killed. An officer shot. And no one legally responsible.|David Fahrenthold|September 24, 2020|Washington Post
Then there are the aptly-named bombardier beetles, which can discharge noxious and boiling hot chemicals from their abdomens when under attack.This scientist thought he’d found the source of all sexual energy|PopSci Staff|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
At the end of that chain, Hox genes turn on to specify the insect’s head, thorax and abdomen.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
But even I have my share of patients with chronic pain of some kind, be it in the abdomen or head or back.
The tight fit also restricts your abdomen, reducing your food intake during the day.
The sick sister was healed after relics from John XXIII were placed on the fistula on her abdomen.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two bullets lodged in his abdomen and he was taken to the hospital for surgery.
A WWII re-enactor is brought into the hospital when a homemade bazooka backfires and leaves an unexploded grenade in his abdomen.11 Wacky, Moving, Memorable ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Moments (VIDEO)|Chancellor Agard|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The abdomen has a prominent tubercle behind, at the end of the light spot, and under it in the middle line two others.
This will allow the introduction of the hand into the abdomen from behind, so as to pull out the contents.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
The legs are long and slender, the second pair longest, and the body is small and flat, and the abdomen pointed behind.
It should be noticed whether the abdomen is normal or whether it is distended and hard.
Berry drew the sheet down over Moira's abdomen as if it were an exceptionally fragile egg.Special Delivery|Damon Francis Knight