abdomen: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ab'du-mun, ab-dō'-), [key]
- 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.
- the posterior section of the body of an arthropod, behind the thorax or the cephalothorax. See diag. under
- abdomen (Thesaurus)
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