Noun Abdomen Definition and Examples







The part of the body of a vertebrate containing the digestive and reproductive organs; the belly.
  1. 'In some instances, a tight belt or other poorly fitted clothing can cause nerve root irritation, especially in physically unfit persons with protuberant abdomens.'
  2. 'The patient, a father of four from a town near Haifa, had the artificial ventricle inserted into his abdomen.'
  3. 'This involves the removal of the gallbladder under general anaesthetic through a larger cut in the abdomen.'
  4. 'It is quite common to develop a vertical, pigmented line on the skin of the abdomen below the belly button, which fades later.'
  5. 'The main sign of an aortic aneurysm is a lump in the abdomen, high up and a little to the right, that pulses obviously with the heartbeat.'
  6. 'In fact, I just saw an ad for a Sauna Belt that makes you lose an inch on your abdomen in about a half hour.'
  7. 'X-ray pictures of the abdomen can then show what is going on inside the bowel.'
  8. 'The colon is the large intestine or lower bowel and sits in the abdomen, forming the last part of the digestive tract.'
  9. 'It has been compared to magic fingers which reach into the interior of the abdomen and massage your organs.'
  10. 'Mesothelioma is a rare form of carcinoma that occurs in the mesothelium lining lungs, abdomens and hearts.'
  11. 'When they get peckish, the queens wag their abdomens across their nests, creating vibrations that ‘ask’ for a nutritious saliva snack.'
  12. 'It has three pairs of true legs on the thorax and five pairs of fleshy prolegs on the abdomen.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.|--|)


1. 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.

2. Entomology. the posterior section of the body of an arthropod, behind the thorax or the cephalothorax.


"There can be abdomen muscles."
"There can be abdomen pains."
"There can be abdomen fig.s."
"There can be abdomen betters."
"abdomens can be through incisions."
"abdomens can be on dates."
"rats can have abdomens."
"abdomens can be with tendernesses."
"abdomens can be with hands."
"abdomens can be with guardings."
"abdomens can be on admissions."
"volunteers can have abdomens."
"people/places/organizations can have abdomens."
"patients can have abdomens."
"others can have abdomens."
"mice can have abdomens."
"earths can have abdomens."
"bugs can have abdomens."
"backs can have abdomens."
"abdomens can be into airs."

Mid 16th century: from Latin.

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