Abdominopelvic means relating to the abdomen (belly)
and pelvis, especially the combination of the abdomen
and pelvic cavities (openings).

The pelvis is a massive bone made of hip bones on
each side and the front, while the back part is made
of the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone). The sacrum
is a large triangle shaped bone in the lower part of the

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The abdomiopelvic region. The
abdomen is the area by the
belly button. The woman's
hands are on the pelvis.
The abdominopelvic cavity is a body cavity that contains the abdominal cavity and the
pelvic cavity. It contains the stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, gallbladder, internal
reproductive organs, the urinary bladder, and most of the small and large intestines.
While most people know what most of these organs do, the spleen is an organ near the
stomach that helps fight infection and removes and destroys worn-out red blood cells.
The gallbladder is a small, pear shaped sac, located under the liver, which helps store
and transport bile to the first part of the small intestine (known as the duodenum). The
abdominopelvic cavity is one of the major cavities of the trunk, the other being the
thoracic (chest) cavity. Abdominopelvic comes from the Latin word “abdomen” meaning
“belly,” and the Latin word "pelvis" meaning "basin." Put the two words together and you
have "belly basin."
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