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abdominal cavity

n.
  1. 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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abdominal cavity in Culture

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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