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Meaning of MIDRIFF

Pronunciation:  'midrif

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  2. [n]  the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

MIDRIFF is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: diaphragm, middle, midsection
 See Also: area, body, membrane, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, region, tissue layer, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mid"riff\, n. [AS. midhrif; midd mid, middle + hrif
bowels, womb; akin to OFries. midref midriff, rif, ref,
belly, OHG. href body, and to L. corpus body. See {Corpse}.]
See {Diaphragm}, n., 2.

      Smote him into the midriff with a stone. --Milton.

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