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Definitions of abdominal

  1. the muscles of the abdomen Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A fish of the group Abdominales. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to the lower cavity of the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Relating to the abdomen. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Situated in or pertaining to the abdomen. Abdominal ring, an oblong tendinous ring in each groin. Abdominal is applied to a group of fishes, in which the ventral fins are placed behind the pectoral. The roach, salmon, pike, mullet, herring, carp, and flying-fish belong to this order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Belonging to the lower belly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Abdomen; structures, organs, or parts of organs situated in, on, or closely related to, the abdomen. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. [Latin] Pert. Abdomen; appl. structures, organs, or parts of organs situated in, on, or closely related to, the abdomen. na
  11. Of, pertaining to, or contained in the abdomen; as A. organs (or viscera), A. walls (or parietes), A. regions. na
  12. Performed upon or through the a. wall, as A. ballottement, A. palpation, A. extraction of the fetus, A. operations, A. section ( = laparotomy). A. aneurysm, aneurysm of the a. aorta, or its branches. A. aorta, that part of the aorta which extends from the diaphragm to the bifurcation of the vessel. A. bandage, the binder; a broad bandage for supporting and making pressure upon the abdomen after delivery or during the operation of tapping. A. brain, the solar plexus. A. breathing (A. respiration), respiration performed by the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. See Respiration. A. cavity, the cavity contained with the walls of the abdomen and itself containing the a. viscera. A. dropsy, ascites, A. fever, a sort of remittent fever, occurring in India, marked by diarrhoea, a. tenderness, and tympanites. A. fistule, an unnatural opening in the a. wall, communicating usually with one of the hollow a. viscera. The most common varieties are biliary, gastric, and intestinal fistules. A. ganglia, the sympathetic ganglia contained in the a. cavity. A. gestation, A. pregnancy, extra uterine gestation occurring in the a. cavity. A. lines, the tendinous inscriptions in the a. wall (linea alba, lineae semilunares, and lineae transversae), also the lines of the skin corresponding to them. A. muscles, the muscles forming the walls of the abdomen; the rectus abdominis, pyramidalis, external oblique, internal oblique, transversalis, and quadratus lumborum. A. phthisis, tuberculosis of the parts within the abdomen, particularly the pertitoneum, mesenteric glands, and intestines. A. ptosis, enteroptosis. A. reflex, reflex contraction of the a. muscles induced under normal conditions by slight stimulations of the skin over the side of the abdomen. A. ring, the lower opening of the inguinal canal; also called External a. ring; an aperture extending upward and outward in the aponeurosis of the external oblique, transmitting the spermatic cord in the men and the round ligament in women. The Internal a. ring is an opening in the transversalis fascia, forming the inner aperture of the inguinal canal. A. surgery, that branch of surgery which deals with lesions of the abdomen and with operations performed within its cavity or through its walls. A. sweetbread, the pancreas. A. typhus, typhoid fever. na
  13. Of the abdomen in either sense; (of fish) having the ventral fins under the belly. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Pertaining to the abdomen. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. Of or pertaining to the abdomen. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. n. A kind of fish, like salmon, &c, with ventral fins behind the pectoral. Cabinet Dictionary

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