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noun as in the stomach and area directly below in an animate being

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Others saw a hole in a toad’s abdomen with their teeth, shove their heads in and gorge on organs and tissues — while the amphibian is still alive.

Hayward was drive-stunned twice in the abdomen and once in the thigh.

The other was in stable condition with an injury to the abdomen.

Then there are the aptly-named bombardier beetles, which can discharge noxious and boiling hot chemicals from their abdomens when under attack.

At the end of that chain, Hox genes turn on to specify the insect’s head, thorax and abdomen.

But even I have my share of patients with chronic pain of some kind, be it in the abdomen or head or back.

The tight fit also restricts your abdomen, reducing your food intake during the day.

The sick sister was healed after relics from John XXIII were placed on the fistula on her abdomen.

Two bullets lodged in his abdomen and he was taken to the hospital for surgery.

A WWII re-enactor is brought into the hospital when a homemade bazooka backfires and leaves an unexploded grenade in his abdomen.

The body is very convex:, having the thorax as wide as the abdomen, subquadrate, with very convex sides.

The head and thorax are of the colour of the wings, their sides and the conical abdomen being rather lighter.

The Semangs of Malacca are jet-black in color, with thick lips, flat nose, and protruding abdomen.

Some slight injury in the abdomen, as from a blow or a kick, may precipitate an attack in predisposed individuals.

I found him extremely unwell, with what I conceived to be a dropsy, for his abdomen was very much swollen.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abdomen, such as: belly, gut, midriff, midsection, tummy, and bowels.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.