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abdomen


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Post-abdomen  \Post`-ab*do"men\,  n.  [Pref.  post-  +  abdomen.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  That  part  of  a  crustacean  behind  the  cephalothorax;  --  more 
  commonly  called  {abdomen}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  posterior  section  of  the  body,  behind  the 
  thorax,  in  insects,  crustaceans,  and  other  Arthropoda. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abdomen 
  n  :  the  region  of  the  body  of  a  vertebrate  between  the  thorax 
  and  the  pelvis  [syn:  {venter},  {stomach},  {belly}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABDOMEN,  n.  The  temple  of  the  god  Stomach,  in  whose  worship,  with 
  sacrificial  rights,  all  true  men  engage.  From  women  this  ancient 
  faith  commands  but  a  stammering  assent.  They  sometimes  minister  at 
  the  altar  in  a  half-hearted  and  ineffective  way  but  true  reverence 
  for  the  one  deity  that  men  really  adore  they  know  not  If  woman  had  a 
  free  hand  in  the  world's  marketing  the  race  would  become 
  graminivorous. 
 
 




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