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paunch

noun \ˈpnch, ˈpänch\

: a belly that sticks out especially on a man : a fat stomach

Full Definition of PAUNCH

1
a :  the belly and its contents
b :  potbelly
2
:  rumen

Examples of PAUNCH

  1. He sat with his hands folded over his paunch.
  2. He used to be very thin but now he has a slight paunch.

Origin of PAUNCH

Middle English, from Anglo-French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic-, pantex
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with PAUNCH

Medical Dictionary

paunch

noun \ˈpnch, ˈpänch\

Medical Definition of PAUNCH

:  rumen

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