of, in, on, or for the :
abdominal wall; abdominal pains.
usually, abdominals. informal. the abdominal muscles.

short for “abdominal muscles,” attested by 1980; see abdominal.

1550s, from medical latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.

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