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belly

 [bel´e]
venter (def. 1).

bel·ly

(bel'ē),
1. The abdomen.
2. The wide fleshy part of a muscle. Synonym(s): venter (2) [TA]
3. Popularly, the stomach or womb.
[O.E. belig, bag]

belly

/bel·ly/ (bel´e)
2. venter (1).

belly

(bĕl′ē)
n.
1. See abdomen.
2. Informal The stomach.
3. The womb; the uterus.
4. The bulging, central part of a muscle.

belly

Etymology: AS, beig, bag
the fleshy central bulging portion of a muscle.

belly

Anatomy
The thickest circumference of a skeletal muscle.
 
Vox populi
Abdomen, see there.

bel·ly

(bel'ē)
1. The abdomen.
2. The wide swelling part of a muscle.
Synonym(s): venter (2) .
3. Popularly, the stomach or womb.
[O.E. belig, bag]

belly

A common name for the ABDOMEN.

belly

1. the softer, ventral part of the abdomen.
2. the fleshy, contractile part of a muscle.

belly board
a board attached to a cable or wire fence to ensure that cattle see the fence and do not injure themselves charging into it.

Patient discussion about belly

Q. stomachache

A. as doctoradhi said - you gave little information about what you look for so you get the most broad answer there is. what i can say from my experience with people is that most stomachaches i know are caused by gas :) and taking care of that will get rid of the stomachache.

Q. 10 weeks pregnant, stomach pain. My sister is 10 weeks pregnant and she is suffering from stomach pain from week 5 until now. I am Just wondering is it normal to have stomach pain when pregnant? and dose it go away after 12 weeks? This is her first pregnancy so please educate us.

A. hmm...my wife also felt pain during those weeks (5th..? maybe 4th...? up to the 11th- not sure) but it was not constant and not very painful. she went to her gyno who checked her out and told her it's the uterus stretching but it's good that she comes to check it out cause who knows.. don't take a chance.

Q. what kind of diet/food is good for helping with a stomach ache?

A. Stomach ache alone without diarrhea? You should eat more rice and bread and less meat, dairy and fruit. If you have diarrhea you should avoid fruit (except apples and bananas), and avoid milk products completely.

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Festivals are a significant part of serious belly dancers' world.
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For those who fish this lovely Highland river, however, the Beauly Belly is a technique that helps them tempt its ample stocks of bright, sea-liced salmon straight in from the Firth.
Watching a grown man do a belly flop must be in the top-ten most entertaining things to view in this world, and I'm jolly good at them.
For those interested in a less structured style of dance, belly dancer Amara, 33, offers classes in her apartment in Encino several days a week.
Heather and Marissa fell in love with the sensual signature movements of belly dancing.
Agni Sara is a cleansing practice, requiring knowledge of the handhas, or at least one of them: uddiyana bandha, or belly lock (see below).
The dance itself is a kind of break-dance only more fluid, exhibiting a variety of muscle isolation techniques: rolling the belly, swivelling the hips or making the upper and lower body appear as though they lead independent lives.
Belly, whose real name is Ian Kitson, has been barred from attending all soccer matches after being arrested at a Baggies match at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium on Tuesday.
Ishtar,as she is now known, is a belly dancer and has just released her own video after receiving a pounds 2,000 grant from a local arts fund.
Another viable carry option you may want to suggest to your lady customers is the belly band.
Most dogs have enough fur that it's hard to find their belly buttons.