abdominal

adjective

ab·​dom·​i·​nal ab-ˈdä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce abdominal (audio)
əb-,
-ˈdäm-nᵊl
: of, relating to, or involving the abdomen
abdominal pain/cramps/bloating
an abdominal scar
abdominal sternites
see also abdominal cavity
abdominally
ab-ˈdä-mə-nᵊl-ē How to pronounce abdominal (audio)
əb-
-ˈdäm-nᵊl-ē
adverb
abdominally obese
surgical instruments inserted abdominally

Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abdominal was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Abdominal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abdominal. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

abdominal

1 of 2 adjective
ab·​dom·​i·​nal ab-ˈdäm-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce abdominal (audio)
1
: of, belonging to, or affecting the abdomen
abdominal organs
abdominal pain
abdominal surgery
2
: performed by entry through the abdominal wall
an abdominal hysterectomy
abdominally adverb

abdominal

2 of 2 noun
: an abdominal muscle (as an oblique or a rectus abdominis) especially of the anterolateral region
usually used in plural

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