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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-duh-muh n, ab-doh-]
    • /ˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-/
    • /ˈæb.də.mən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-duh-muh n, ab-doh-]
    • /ˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-/

Definitions of abdomen word

  • countable noun abdomen Your abdomen is the part of your body below your chest where your stomach and intestines are. 3
  • noun abdomen the region of the body of a vertebrate that contains the viscera other than the heart and lungs. In mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm 3
  • noun abdomen the front or surface of this region; belly 3
  • noun abdomen (in arthropods) the posterior part of the body behind the thorax, consisting of up to ten similar segments 3
  • noun abdomen in vertebrates 3
  • noun abdomen the part of the body cavity from the thorax to the pelvic girdle, containing the digestive organs, etc.; belly: in mammals, the diaphragm separates this from the thorax 3

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Origin of abdomen

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; (< Middle French) < Latin abdōmen belly

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Abdomen


abdomen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

abdomen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abdomen

noun abdomen

  • tummy — stomach: The baby had a pain in his tummy.
  • belly — The belly of a person or animal is their stomach or abdomen. In British English, this is an informal or literary use.
  • gut — the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare foregut, midgut, hindgut.
  • guts — the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare foregut, midgut, hindgut.
  • paunch — a large and protruding belly; potbelly.

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