abdominal
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /æbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩/
  • (America) IPA: /æbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/, /əbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩/
Adjective

abdominal

  1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral. [Mid 18th century.]
    abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  2. (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins. [Mid 19th century.]
  3. (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin. [Late 19th century.]
  4. (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
Synonyms
  • (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral
Translations Noun

abdominal (plural abdominals)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  2. (colloquial, usually pluralonly) An abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]
Synonyms
  • (fish) Cypriniformes.



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