Explanation of Names
From Latin, abdo, to conceal.
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.
Divisons of the insect body: