variants: or abdom

Definition of abd

 (Entry 1 of 2)

abdomen; abdominal

ABD

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)bē-ˈdē How to pronounce ABD (audio) \
plural ABDs also ABD's

Definition of ABD (Entry 2 of 2)

: a doctoral candidate who has completed required courses and examinations but not a dissertation

First Known Use of abd

Noun

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abd

Noun

all but dissertation

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“Abd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abd. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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abd

abbreviation

Medical Definition of abd

abdomen; abdominal

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