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English definition of “abdomen”


noun [C]     /ˈæb.də.mən/ specialized
the lower part of a person's or animal's body, containing the stomach, bowels, and other organs, or the end of an insect's bodyThe human torso abdominal     /æbˈdɒm.ɪ.nəl/ US  /-ˈdɑː.mə-/ adjective abdominal painsRelating to particular parts of the body
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