[ ab-dom-uh-nl ]
/ æbˈdɒm ə nl /


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


Usually abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles.

Origin of abdominal

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

Related forms

ab·dom·i·nal·ly, adverbpost·ab·dom·i·nal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for abdominally

  • He has no bones broken in that strong frame of his, but the grindstones have bruised him abdominally.

    Two Knapsacks|John Campbell