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abdomen, abdominal

Diagram of an insect Parts of a Caterpillar Anatomy of a Spider
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (A)
No Taxon abdomen, abdominal
Explanation of Names
From Latin, abdo, to conceal.
abdomen noun, adjective abdominal - the third and last chief division of the body of insects. The term is also applied to arachnids, but a, perhaps, more precise one is opisthosoma.
The noun is abdomen, but the adjective is abdominal. Frequently, this is misspelled abdomenal.
See Also
Divisons of the insect body: