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abdomen

noun [C] uk   /ˈæb.də.mən/ specialized us  
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
abdominal
adjective uk   /æbˈdɒm.ɪ.nəl/ us    /-ˈdɑː.mə-/
abdominal pains
Translations of “abdomen”
in Korean 복부…
in Arabic بَطن, جَوْف…
in French abdomen…
in Turkish karın boşluğu, karın…
in Italian addome…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或動物的)腹(部), (昆蟲的)腹部…
in Russian брюшная полость, живот…
in Polish brzuch…
in Spanish abdomen…
in Portuguese abdômen…
in German der Unterleib…
in Catalan abdomen…
in Japanese 腹, 腹部…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或动物的)腹(部), (昆虫的)腹部…
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