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abdomen    : [æbd'omən] ['æbdəmən]
Post-abdomen \Post`-ab*do"men\, n. [Pref. post- abdomen.]
That part of a crustacean behind the cephalothorax; -- more
commonly called {abdomen}.
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Abdomen \Ab*do"men\, n. [L. abdomen (a word of uncertain
etymol.): cf. F. abdomen.]
1. (Anat.) 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.
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2. (Zool.) The posterior section of the body, behind the
thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.
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n 1: the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax
and the pelvis [synonym: {abdomen}, {venter}, {stomach},
2: the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is
separated from the thorax by the diaphragm [synonym: {abdominal
cavity}, {abdomen}]

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "abdomen":
abomasum, anus, appendix, bay window, beerbelly, belly, blind gut,
bowels, brain, breadbasket, cecum, colon, corporation, craw, crop,
diaphragm, duodenum, embonpoint, endocardium, entrails,
first stomach, foregut, giblets, gizzard, gullet, gut, guts, heart,
hindgut, honeycomb stomach, innards, inner mechanism, insides,
internals, intestine, inwards, jejunum, kidney, kishkes,
large intestine, liver, liver and lights, lung, manyplies, maw,
middle, midgut, midriff, midsection, omasum, paunch, perineum, pod,
pot, potbelly, potgut, psalterium, pump, pusgut, pylorus, rectum,
rennet bag, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, small intestine,
spare tire, spleen, stomach, swagbelly, third stomach, ticker,
tripes, tum-tum, tummy, underbelly, venter, ventripotence,
vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, works

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