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Meaning of ABDOMINAL

Pronunciation:  ab'dâmunl

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  of or relating to or near the abdomen; "abdominal muscles"

ABDOMINAL is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ab*dom"i*nal\, a. [Cf. F. abdominal.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the
       abdominal regions, muscles, cavity.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Having abdominal fins; belonging to the
       Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes.
    {Abdominal ring} (Anat.), a fancied ringlike opening on each
       side of the abdomen, external and superior to the pubes;
       -- called also {inguinal ring}.
  2. \Ab*dom"i*nal\, n.; E. pl. {Abdominals}, L. pl.
    A fish of the group Abdominales.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Having to do with the abdomen ( Abdomen - which is the part of the body between the chest and the hips that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and some other organs)
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anal, appendical, big-bellied, cardiac, cecal, celiac, colic, colonic, coronary, duodenal, enteric, gastric, ileac, intestinal, jejunal, mesogastric, pyloric, rectal, splanchnic, stomachal, stomachic, ventral, ventricular, visceral