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Meaning of ABDOMEN

Pronunciation:  'abdumun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

ABDOMEN is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: belly, stomach, venter
 See Also: abdominal aorta, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, arteria colica, bellybutton, body, body part, bowel, colic artery, gut, hypochondrium, intestine, navel, omphalos, omphalus, torso, trunk, umbilicus, underbelly, underbody



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*do"men\, n. [L. abdomen (a word of uncertain
etymol.): cf. F. abdomen.]
1. (Anat.) The belly, or that part of the body between the
   thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly,
   which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the
   stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often
   restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the
   commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the
   pelvic cavity.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The posterior section of the body, behind the
   thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: area between the chest and the hips that contains the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.
Biology Dictionary
  1. In higher animals: the portion of the body that contains the intestines and other viscera other than the lungs and heart.
  2. In insects and other arthropods: the rearmost segment of the body, which contains part of the digestive tract and all the reproductive organs.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abomasum, anus, appendix, bay window, beerbelly, belly, blind gut, bowels, brain, breadbasket, cecum, colon, corporation, craw, crop, diaphragm, duodenum, embonpoint, endocardium, entrails, first stomach, foregut, giblets, gizzard, gullet, gut, guts, heart, hindgut, honeycomb stomach, innards, inner mechanism, insides, internals, intestine, inwards, jejunum, kidney, kishkes, large intestine, liver, liver and lights, lung, manyplies, maw, middle, midgut, midriff, midsection, omasum, paunch, perineum, pod, pot, potbelly, potgut, psalterium, pump, pusgut, pylorus, rectum, rennet bag, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, small intestine, spare tire, spleen, stomach, swagbelly, third stomach, ticker, tripes, tummy, tum-tum, underbelly, venter, ventripotence, vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, works