The Alternative English Dictionary: abdominal

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abdominal etymology First attested in 1746. From Dutch abdominalis, from Latin abdōmen{{R:CDOE|page=2}}. Compare French abdominal. pronunciation
  • (RP) /æbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/
  • (US) /æbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral. {{defdate}}{{R:SOED5|page=3}} abdominal muscles abdominal cavity
  2. (ichthyology) Having the ventral fin under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fin. {{defdate}}
  3. (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin. {{defdate}}
  4. (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
Synonyms: (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  2. (colloquial, usually pluralonly) An abdominal muscle. {{defdate}}
Synonyms: (fish) Cypriniformes.

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