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Definition of Abdomen


  1. The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.
  2. The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

Abdomen Translations

abdomen in Danish is bug
abdomen in Dutch is onderlijf, achterlijf
abdomen in Finnish is vatsa
abdomen in French is ventre, abdomen
abdomen in German is Unterleib
abdomen in Hungarian is has, potroh
abdomen in Italian is basso ventre
abdomen in Latin is venter
abdomen in Norwegian is mave, buk
abdomen in Spanish is abdomen, vientre
abdomen in Swedish is buk, underliv