- 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.
- abdominal angina,
- abdominal cavity,
- abdominal crunch
Origin of abdomen
Examples from the Web for abdomen
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
Word Origin for abdomen
1540s, "belly fat," from Latin abdomen "belly," of unknown origin, perhaps from abdere "conceal," with a sense of "concealment of the viscera," or else "what is concealed" by proper dress. De Vaan, however, finds this derivation "unfounded." Purely anatomical sense is from 1610s. Zoological sense of "posterior division of the bodies of arthropods" first recorded 1788.