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abdominal cavity


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.


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Culture definitions for abdominal cavity

abdominal cavity

[ (ab-dom-uh-nuhl) ]

The cavity within the abdomen that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, and kidneys, and the lower part of the esophagus.

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