Anatomy, Zoology. 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. Entomology. the posterior section of the body […]
abdomin- abdomin- pref. Variant of abdomino-.
- Abdominal angina
abdominal angina abdominal angina n. Intermittent abdominal pain, frequently occurring at a fixed time after eating, caused by inadequacy of the mesenteric circulation. Also called intestinal angina.
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 […]
- Abdominal cavity
abdominal cavity abdominal cavity n. The space bounded by the abdominal walls, diaphragm, and pelvis and containing most of the organs of digestion, the spleen, the kidneys, and the adrenal glands. Historical Examples A severe type, in which, if left alone, the appendix bursts into the abdominal cavity and death from general peritonitis results. The […]