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  • 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
  • noun abdomen the region of the trunk between the chest and pelvis 3
  • noun abdomen in arthropods, the posterior body segment containing the reproductive organs, etc. 3
  • noun abdomen body section 1
  • noun abdomen Anatomy, Zoology. the part of the body of a mammal between the thorax and the pelvis; belly. the cavity of this part of the body containing the stomach, intestines, etc. (in nonmammalian vertebrates) a region of the body corresponding to, but not coincident with, this part or cavity. 1
  • noun abdomen Entomology. the posterior section of the body of an arthropod, behind the thorax or the cephalothorax. 1
  • noun abdomen The part of the body of a vertebrate containing the digestive organs; the belly. In humans and other mammals, it is bounded by the diaphragm and the pelvis. 1
  • noun abdomen (Obsolete (No longer in use)) The fat surrounding the belly. 0
  • noun abdomen (anatomy) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, not including the back; or in some lower vertebrates, the portion between the cardiac and caudal regions. 0
  • noun abdomen (anatomy) The cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the viscera; often restricted in humans to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity. 0
  • noun abdomen (zoology, entomology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda. 0
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