Abdomen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæbdəmən|  American pronunciation of the word abdomen
Brit.  |ˈabdəmən|  British pronunciation of the word abdomen

noun

- the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis (syn: belly, stomach, venter)
- the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

Examples

...showed us a tiny tattoo on her abdomen, right next to her belly button...

In the perfect insect the abdomen does not carry either the wings or the legs.

...removed a neoplasm from the patient's abdomen...

The surgeon made a transverse incision across her abdomen.

...the scan showed a small tumor in her abdomen...

Word forms

noun
singular: abdomen
plural: abdomens
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