Translation of abdomen in Spanish:

abdomen

Pronunciation: /ˈæbdəmən/

n

  • 1.1 (of mammal) abdomen (m), vientre (m) a pain in the lower abdomen un dolor en el bajo vientre
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    • It is quite common to develop a vertical, pigmented line on the skin of the abdomen below the belly button, which fades later.
    • This is a long thin instrument with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the abdomen or pelvis.
    • A high bowel obstruction will have a few dilated loops of small bowel in the abdomen.
    1.2 (of insect) abdomen (m)
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    • It has three pairs of true legs on the thorax and five pairs of fleshy prolegs on the abdomen.
    • When they get peckish, the queens wag their abdomens across their nests, creating vibrations that ‘ask’ for a nutritious saliva snack.
    • Attacked bees often have deformed wings and abdomens and a shortened life span.

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