abdomen abdomen  /æb ˈdoʊ mən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
  2. (n) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

Usage(s):

  1. The patient, a pregnant, 29-year-old woman, had complained for months of severe pains in her abdomen.
  2. Though the fact is not generally known, the contents of the abdomen can be examined without a major "exploratory" operation, which is usually dangerous, occasionally fatal.
  3. When his younger sister developed a nagging pain in her abdomen, their father, a pediatrician, couldn't find the cause or a cure.

News

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    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — A 76-year-old man in suburban New York City is behind bars after police say he shot his wife in the stomach. Genevieve Vallorosi was taken to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition Sunday afternoon with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. NY man shoots wife in abdomen after argument

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) - A 76-year-old man in suburban New York City is behind bars after police say he shot his wife in the stomach. Genevieve Vallorosi was taken to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition Sunday afternoon with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  3. Gang suspected in South Bay shooting

    Shot to the abdomen does not appear to be life threatening, police say.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

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Quotes

  1. Ivins said she would mention a "beer belly" and The Times would substitute "a protuberant abdomen."
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Molly Ivins Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "When I got up this morning, my abdomen was getting worse and worse although I received treatment yesterday," said Kuznetsova, the top seed who was given a first-round bye.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Svetlana Kuznetsova Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "Some people from our town - and I was with them - dragged the body from the river," said Ali Abbas Al-Fatlawi, 30, a local resident. "We saw the head riddled with bullets, and fire shots in the left side of the abdomen. We also saw a tattoo...
    on May 23, 2007 By: Ali Abbas Source: International Herald Tribune

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