abdominal

[ ab-dom-uh-nl ]
/ æbˈdɒm ə nl /

adjective

of, in, on, or for the abdomen: abdominal wall; abdominal pains.

noun

Usually abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles.

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Origin of abdominal

1740–50; < Latin abdōmin-, stem of abdōmen abdomen + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM abdominal

ab·dom·i·nal·ly, adverbpost·ab·dom·i·nal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for abdominal

abdomen
[ ăbdə-mən ]

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.

Other words from abdomen

abdominal adjective (ăb-dŏmə-nəl)
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