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Word Example of - abdomens

    Example Sentences for abdomen

    His abdomen also became distended so that he wore a bandage for comfort.

    They wind the abdomen with many girdles to make it appear large.

    The females (fig. 95) are straw-colored, the abdomen almost white, and the thorax and legs brownish yellow.

    The thighs and sides are spotted with the same tinge as the abdomen.

    The abdomen is white, with a distinct brown band on each side from the front more than half its length backward.

    "Messer Folco, your servant," he began, in a voice that was as fat as his abdomen.

    They consist in a well-adjusted proportion between the sizes of the head, thorax, and abdomen.

    With this I struck the man a blow in the abdomen, and quickly followed it with another.

    He would have had the water in the abdomen drawn off, but believing it would not afford him great relief, I dissuaded him from it.

    The superior extremities were emaciated, and marked like the abdomen.

Word Origin & History of - abdomens

    Word Origin & History

    abdomen 1540s, "belly fat," from L. abdomen (gen. abdominis) "belly," originally "lower belly," perhaps from abdere "conceal," with a sense of "concealment of the viscera," or else "what is concealed" by proper dress. Purely anatomical sense is from 1610s. Biological sense of "posterior division of the bodies of arthropods" first recorded 1788.