Synonyms for abdomen

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-duh-muh n, ab-doh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb də mən, æbˈdoʊ-

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Définition of abdomen

Origin :
  • 1540s, "belly fat," from Latin abdomen "belly," of unknown origin, perhaps from abdere "conceal," with a sense of "concealment of the viscera," or else "what is concealed" by proper dress. De Vaan, however, finds this derivation "unfounded." Purely anatomical sense is from 1610s. Zoological sense of "posterior division of the bodies of arthropods" first recorded 1788.
  • noun the stomach and area directly below in an animate being
Example sentences :
  • He received a bullet in the chest and another in the abdomen.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • Then he held the prisoner at arm's length while something clicked in his abdomen.
  • Extract from : « Arm of the Law » by Harry Harrison
  • But the most dangerous hurts were those in the abdomen, chest, and head.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • He finished reading the paper in the warm, clear light of his abdomen.
  • Extract from : « The Velvet Glove » by Harry Harrison
  • My abdomen is swollen, and I have had flowing spells for three years.
  • Extract from : « Treatise on the Diseases of Women » by Lydia E. Pinkham
  • To determine sex of a bird specimen, open the abdomen under thigh.
  • Extract from : « Taxidermy » by Leon Luther Pray
  • The position must be considered in properly filling the back, sides, and abdomen.
  • Extract from : « Taxidermy » by Leon Luther Pray
  • On opening the abdomen, the omentum was found dark and shrunk.
  • Extract from : « North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 » by Various
  • The chain which holds her is the prodigious development of her abdomen.
  • Extract from : « The Industries of Animals » by Frdric Houssay
  • Metapodeon: the abdomen behind the podeon or petiole in Hymenoptera.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
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