abd

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abbreviation

variants or abdom
abdomen; abdominal
plural ABDs also ABD's
: a doctoral candidate who has completed required courses and examinations but not a dissertation

Word History

Etymology

Noun

all but dissertation

First Known Use

Noun

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of abd was in 1954

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“Abd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abd. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

abd

abbreviation
abdomen; abdominal
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