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alvine of or relating to the abdomen or intestines.
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
appendix a short closed tube of tissue that projects from the pouch at the beginning of the large intestine in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen; vermiform appendix. [1/3 definitions]
back the part of a human or other vertebrate that is on the opposite side from the chest and abdomen and between the neck and the tailbone. [1/15 definitions]
belly dance an eastern Mediterranean dance performed by women, in which the dancer makes sinuous rhythmic movements of the abdomen.
belted marked with a stripe or band of color around the abdomen. [1/2 definitions]
bloat a disease of sheep and cattle characterized by swelling of the abdomen because of gas. [1/5 definitions]
blue whale the largest whale, as much as one hundred feet long, with a bluish gray back, yellow undersides, and grooves running lengthwise on the throat and abdomen.
bombardier beetle any of several beetles that spray an acrid, irritating fluid from the abdomen as a method of self-defense.
Caesarean section (sometimes l.c.) a method of delivering an endangered fetus, in which an incision is made through the walls of the mother's abdomen and uterus.
celiac having to do with the abdomen or the abdominal cavity. [1/2 definitions]
chest the upper front section of the human body between the neck and the abdomen. [1/4 definitions]
diaphragm in anatomy, a wall of muscle or membranous material separating two spaces, esp. the muscle wall separating the thorax and abdomen in mammals. [1/5 definitions]
earwig a nocturnal insect having a pincerslike structure at the rear of the abdomen. [1/2 definitions]
endomorphic of, relating to, or designating a heavy body type characterized by relative prominence of the abdomen and fatty tissues. (Cf. ectomorphic, mesomorphic.) [1/2 definitions]
eviscerate of an organ, esp. in the abdomen, to protrude through an incision after surgery, because of improper healing or error in technique. [1/3 definitions]
girdle an undergarment worn chiefly by women to support and shape the hips, abdomen, and buttocks. [1/7 definitions]
girth the length around something, esp. the waist or abdomen; circumference. [2/4 definitions]
groin the hollow of the joint between the thigh and the abdomen, including the external genitalia. [1/4 definitions]
gut (informal) the abdomen; belly. [1/11 definitions]