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Definitions of abdomen:

part of speech: noun

Belly, alvus, venter, the body cavity bounded by the diaphragm above and the pelvis below. ( Some anatomists include in the abdomen all down to the pelvic floor.) It is lined by a serous membrane, the peritoneum, which also invests the contained viscera. It contains the greater part of the organs of digestion and also the spleen; the kidneys lie behind the peritoneum and are therefore outside the abdominal cavity. The abdomen is divided by arbitrary planes into nine regions; see abdominal regions.

part of speech: noun

The belly.

Usage examples for abdomen:

  • The superficial fascia of the abdomen "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise
  • She said her nurse told her that there was danger of hernia unless the abdomen was well bandaged. "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Generally applied to the contents of the abdomen "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

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peripatetic

Prone to walk about, noting certain cases of typhoid or other fever, in which the patient does not take to the bed. ...

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