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Abdominal cavity   /æbdˈɑmənəl kˈævəti/   Listen
Abdominal cavity

The cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm.  Synonym: abdomen.

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"Abdominal cavity" Quotes from Famous Books

... the epididymis under the name of the vas deferens; this is the excretory duct of the testicle, conveying the secretion of that organ to the exterior. The vas deferens traverses the inguinal canal into the abdominal cavity, and therein passes downwards to the prostatic portion of the urethra (vide infra). The anterior portion only of the penis is visible externally, dependent in front of the scrotum; the posterior portion is concealed by the scrotum and the skin of ...
— The Sexual Life of the Child • Albert Moll

... 30,000 left at puberty. Of the 30,000, only an elite 400 actually mature between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. About every twenty-eight days, one of the follicles swells, becomes filled with liquid, pushes or is pushed to the surface of the ovary, there to rupture and expel into the abdominal cavity the tiny ripe ovum. The rest of the torn follicle makes itself over into a peculiar yellowish body, the true corpus luteum, should pregnancy occur. If pregnancy and the consequent placenta do not occur, it shrinks and turns into a scar, the ...
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Words linked to "Abdominal cavity" :   cavity, bodily cavity, venter, stomach, abdomen, cavum, belly

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