Anything abdominal relates to the midsection of your body, just below your chest and above your pelvis. Abdominal muscles are sometimes called “abs” and they’re the muscles in your abdomen.

All abdominal things relate to the belly area. If your stomach hurts, you have abdominal pain. Sit-ups are abdominal exercises. Do enough sit-ups and you'll have washboard abs because the rippled muscles look like, well, a washboard. Any stomach surgery is a type of abdominal surgery. Sometimes abdominal is used as a noun that’s short for abdominal muscle.

Definitions of abdominal

adj of or relating to or near the abdomen

abdominal muscles”

n the muscles of the abdomen

ab, abdominal muscle
abdominal external oblique muscle, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique
a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
musculus transversalis abdominis, transverse muscle of abdomen, transversus abdominis, transversus abdominis muscle
a flat muscle with transverse fibers that forms the anterior and lateral walls of the abdominal cavity
Type of:
skeletal muscle, striated muscle
a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

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