Share this entry

Share this page

abdominal

Syllabification: ab·dom·i·nal
Pronunciation: /ˌabˈdämən(ə)l
 
/

Definition of abdominal in English:

adjective

Relating to the abdomen: abdominal pain
More example sentences
  • The most common complaint is headache, followed by recurrent abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain.
  • If perforation occurs in the stomach or intestines, fever and abdominal pain and tenderness may develop.
  • Girls with ovarian tumors may have abdominal pain and masses that can be felt in the abdomen.
Synonyms

noun

(usually abdominals) Back to top  
An abdominal muscle.
Example sentences
  • Remember that abdominals are muscles, just like triceps, biceps, pecs and lats.
  • I can boast coconut deltoids, pulsating pectorals, bulging biceps and six pack abdominals.
  • More advanced students use their abdominals and thigh muscles to keep their legs extended.

Derivatives

abdominally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The authors conclude that hysterectomy should be performed vaginally rather than abdominally where possible.
  • Abdominally obese respondents were more often exhausted and experienced problems with sweating and depressive symptoms.
  • In contrast to men with elevated BMI, abdominally obese participants reported low self-esteem.

Words that rhyme with abdominal

nominal, phenomenal, pronominal

Definition of abdominal in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something