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abdomen
The third, posterior most major division of the body.
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ABDOMEN
Actually Belly, Digestive Organ, Metabolizes, Entire Nourishment.
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abdomen
The belly or under surface between the chest and hindquarters.
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abdomen
The part of the body below the thorax, containing the digestive organs and female reproductive organs.

The abdomen is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm, a sheet of muscular tissue while the thorax is the part of the human body between the neck and abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs.

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abdomen
The belly or that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis.

The abdomen is separated anatomically from the chest by the diaphragm, the powerful muscle spanning the body cavity below the lungs.

abdomen
The region of the body of an arthropod behind the thorax, in insects comprising up to ten segments.
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abdomen, paunchy
The loose, flabby abdominal walls, and especially a pendulous underline which, in extreme cases, combine to create a potbellied appearance, in contrast to a tucked-up abdomen.
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abdomen (s) (noun), abdomens (pl)
1. The part of the human body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis: The abdomen, or belly, is anatomically separated from the chest by the diaphragm, the powerful muscle that spans the body cavity, just below the lungs.
2. That section of the body that lies between the lower thorax (chest) and the pelvis: The abdomen is the area of the body just below the diaphragm which contains the largest cavity in the body.

Also called belly (popular), venter, and stomach (incorrect). Derived from abdo, abdere, "to hide", and so probably originally referred to the "hidden part of the body".

Abdomen [Lat. from abdo, to hide.] A cavity commonly called the lower venter or belly: It contains the stomach, guts, liver, spleen, bladder, and is within lined with a membrane called peritoneum.

—Samuel Johnson; A Dictionary of the English Language;
3rd ed., 1765.
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ventrine: abdomen
Of or pertaining to the abdomen.
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(Greek: hollow; abdomen; hernia; used primarily in the sense of concave; pertaining to a bodily cavity)
(Greek > Latin: groin, flank, lower part of the body; gut, bowels, abdomen, loins)
(Latin: belly, venter [the use of "stomach" is considered incorrect for this root word]; from Latin abdo-, to put away)
(Greek: the soft part of the body between the ribs and the hip, flank, loin; denotes the flank or loins and the abdominal wall or a part of the abdomen)
(Greek: thorax, chest [part of the body between the neck and the abdomen; "breastplate, breast, chest"])
(Latin: stomach, belly or a relationship to the abdomen or the front or anterior aspect of the body)
(Latin: internal organs; all that is under the skin, all parts in the body except flesh or muscles; entrails; any large interior organ in any of the three great cavities of the body; specifically, those within the chest; such as, the heart or lungs; or in the abdomen; such as, the liver, pancreas, and intestines; and in the head; such as, the brain)
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acute abdomen (s) (noun)
Any belly condition of abrupt or fast pain as a result of inflammation, perforation, obstruction, or rupture of the stomach area: "A medical term for the quick onset of abdominal pain which can be a potential medical emergency because an acute abdomen may reflect a major problem with one of the organs in the abdomen; such as, appendicitis (inflamed appendix), cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder), a perforated ulcer in the intestine, or a ruptured spleen (located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach and filters blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood)."
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intra-abdomen, intra-abdominal
Within or inside the abdomen.
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pendulous abdomen
A condition in which the excessively relaxed anterior (front) wall of the abdomen hangs down over the pubis or the forward portion of either of the hipbone that forms the lower front section of the hipbone in humans and is one of a pair joined at the front of the pelvis.
surgical abdomen (s) (noun), surgical abdomen (pl)
Medical shorthand for a serious or severe abdominal pain: "A surgical abdomen may reflect a major problem or a potential medical emergency because of one of the organs in the abdomen."
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