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

Historical Examples of abdominally

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

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell

Word Origin and History for abdominally



1550s, from medical Latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.

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