abdominal cavity meaning

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Noun: abdominal cavity
  1. The cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
    - abdomen

Derived forms: abdominal cavities

See also: celiac

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Part of: abdomen, belly, stomach, venter

Encyclopedia: Abdominal cavity

The region in the abdomen extending from the thoracic DIAPHRAGM to the plane of the superior pelvic aperture (pelvic inlet). The abdominal cavity contains the PERITONEUM and abdominal VISCERA,as well as the extraperitoneal space which includes the RETROPERITONEAL SPACE.n : ABDOMEN 1b


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  1. the stomach is a large pouch located high in the abdominal cavity.
  2. infection spreads to the membranes lining the abdominal cavity and supporting the organs within it. this condition is known as peritonitis.
  3. nonsurgical therpies for the gut and abdominal cavity
  4. flowing over abdominal cavity of cancer cells during the operation
  5. this muscle runs obliquely downwards inside the abdominal cavity

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