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

Definition of abdominal in English:


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.


(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.



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.

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