Definition of abdomen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæbdəmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbdəmən//
    Internal anatomy, Body parts, Parts of animals
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  1. 1 the part of the body below the chest that contains the stomach, bowels, etc. Patients reported pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen. See related entries: Internal anatomy, Body parts
  2. 2 the end part of an insect’s body that is attached to its thorax See related entries: Parts of animals
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abdomen