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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 body The human torso abdominal     /æbˈdɒm.ɪ.nəl/ US  /-ˈdɑː.mə-/ adjective abdominal pains Relating to particular parts of the body
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