Abdominal



of, in, on, or for the :
abdominal wall; abdominal pains.
Usually, abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles.
Contemporary Examples

Turns out a tummy may be more than just an obstacle to skinny jeans: abdominal fat speeds up cellular aging.
The New Science of Reverse Aging Danielle Friedman November 6, 2010

The cancer was detected during an abdominal scan in October 2003, as Fortune magazine reported in a 2008 cover story.
Jobs’s Unorthodox Treatment Sharon Begley October 5, 2011

The HFCS-fed animals also had increases in abdominal fat and triglycerides.
The Fight Over High-Fructose Corn Syrup Sharon Begley February 27, 2011

For the entire duration of the hours I spent inside San Pedro I noticed my abdominal muscles remained perpetually clenched.
Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison Jason Batansky October 11, 2014

Historical Examples

abdominal section fifty-three and a half hours after accident.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

Pleopoda: abdominal legs of larva: posterior legs of an adult.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

A severe type, in which, if left alone, the appendix bursts into the abdominal cavity and death from general peritonitis results.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

Rhabdopoda: clasping organs of the 9th abdominal segment of male.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

Posterior wings deep yellow, deeply bordered from the upper to the abdominal corners, with black.
Illustrations of Exotic Entomology, Volume 3 Dru Drury

abdominal segment of a caterpillar to show the position of the tubercles.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

adj.

1550s, from medical Latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.
abdomen
(āb’də-mən)

In vertebrates, the portion of the body between the thorax and pelvis, containing the stomach, intestines, liver, and other organs. In mammals, the abdomen is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm.

In arthropods, the last, most posterior segment of the body.

abdominal adjective (āb-dŏm’ə-nəl)

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