The space bounded by the abdominal walls, diaphragm, and pelvis and containing most of the organs of digestion, the spleen, the kidneys, and the adrenal glands.
happy trailRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Do You Cringe At The Sound Of These Words?We've compiled a list of the most cringeworthy words in the English language to try and determine what makes these words so awkward (and hated). Brace yourself. Editor note: Sure to stir some debate among linguists, an online search has determined that moist usually wins this type of competition (so we're not going to include that one here because that's just too easy).
- absorbing well,
- absorption band,
- absorption chromatography,
- absorption coefficient,
- absorption costing,
- absorption dynamometer
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