Origin of abdominalModern Latin abdominalis from Classical Latin abdomen
A man doing abdominal exercises.
An example of abdominal is the area where your stomach is.
(comparative more abdominal, superlative most abdominal)
- (colloquial, usually plural only) An abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]
First attested in 1746. From New Latin abdominalis, from Latin abdōmen . Compare French abdominal.
- Difference of opinion as to the nature of the abdominal appendages pre vails.
- The fourth abdominal segment is often very large, and forms the greater part of the hind-body; this segment is markedly constricted at its basal (forward) end, where it is embraced by the small third segment.
- The larvae have the three pairs of legs well developed, and the hinder abdominal segments swollen.
- N, First Abdominal Segment.
- In Hemiptera only eleven and in Collembola only yolk, and that the mesenteric epithelium becomes reinforced by six abdominal segments have been detected.