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ABDOMEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abdomen mean? 

ABDOMEN (noun)
  The noun ABDOMEN has 2 senses:

1. the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
2. the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

  Familiarity information: ABDOMEN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABDOMEN (noun)


Sense 1abdomen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

abdomen; belly; stomach; venter

Hypernyms ("abdomen" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "abdomen"):

abdominal wall (a wall of the abdomen)

abdomen; abdominal cavity (the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm)

ab; abdominal; abdominal muscle (the muscles of the abdomen)

bellybutton; navel; omphalos; omphalus; umbilicus (scar where the umbilical cord was attached)

bowel; gut; intestine (the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus)

hypochondrium (the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium)

arteria colica; colic artery (arteries that supply blood to the colon)

abdominal aorta (a branch of the descending aorta)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abdomen"):

underbelly; underbody (the soft belly or underside of an animal's body)

Holonyms ("abdomen" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 2abdomen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

abdominal cavity; abdomen

Hypernyms ("abdomen" is a kind of...):

bodily cavity; cavity; cavum ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Holonyms ("abdomen" is a part of...):

abdomen; belly; stomach; venter (the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis)


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