Associations to the word «Abdomen»

Wiktionary

ABDOMEN, noun. (obsolete) The fat surrounding the belly. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.]
ABDOMEN, noun. (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. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABDOMEN, noun. (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. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABDOMEN, noun. (zoology) (entomology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda. [First attested in the late 18th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABDOMEN, noun. The region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis.
ABDOMEN, noun. The cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm.

Wise words

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