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Other Midriff Definition

[n] (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
[n] the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

Misc. Definitions

\Mid"riff\, n. [AS. midhrif; midd mid, middle + hrif bowels, womb; akin to OFries. midref midriff, rif, ref, belly, OHG. href body, and to L. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] (Anat.) See {Diaphragm}, n.,
2. Smote him into the midriff with a stone. --Milton.

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